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Old 29th August 2009, 07:21 PM   #31
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The combination of this Y shaped hilt and a human face is new to me too.
With teh present USD/Eur rates it came relatively cheap.

It is definately not very old, but considereing the style of the carving I think it must have been a piece for actual use, and not a tourist item yet
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Old 18th September 2009, 08:43 AM   #32
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Old 22nd September 2009, 03:22 PM   #33
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My two last scores.....

mind the enourmous willie on one of them....

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Old 24th September 2009, 08:06 AM   #34
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Arjan,

The top hilt is unusal.
Is it newer or just rare?
Does the rest of the mandau also carry unusual features?

Maurice, thatīs a mean looking hilt figure

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Old 24th September 2009, 03:20 PM   #35
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Arjan,

The top hilt is unusal.
Is it newer or just rare?
Does the rest of the mandau also carry unusual features?

Maurice, thatīs a mean looking hilt figure

Michael


Hi Michael,

Its indeed unusal its old , I think Dusun here's the side.
I bougth it just for the handle the blade is not interesting an no scabbard.

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Old 14th December 2009, 08:50 PM   #36
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my last find this year probably.
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Old 11th January 2010, 01:30 PM   #37
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Default 1 year face gallery, congrats Michael!

Here my latest find.
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Old 15th January 2010, 08:33 PM   #38
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As I know nothing about these, is there a significance to the faces? Diety, totems, other?
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Old 22nd February 2010, 02:24 PM   #39
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And another one!
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Old 22nd February 2010, 04:48 PM   #40
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Old 30th March 2010, 11:03 PM   #41
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comming soon to my theater
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Old 30th March 2010, 11:34 PM   #42
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comming soon to my theater
Nice kayan handle Willem,

It looks like a baby laying in his cradle with those little legs in the air...

Now seriously.
A pity the front has a missing broken part.
Normally the faces are the other way around!

(Can you send me more images of the whole sword please?)
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Old 31st March 2010, 04:30 AM   #43
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this is the thread i was looking for, for the pics!
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Old 31st March 2010, 09:39 AM   #44
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Maybe I can join the club??? (I need, at least, another of this swords, are simple gorgeous )
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Old 31st March 2010, 01:24 PM   #45
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Hi Flavio, (and others)
Don't wanna be a spoil here, but the thread had a certain aim

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When collecting Borneo Dayak parang one thing that thrills me are the variations of different faces, or full figures, on the top side of the hilt common among some tribes.
That's why I hoped that we all could share our "faces" so we could together create a huge reference image bank of these variations and enjoy them as pieces of art.
For this reason I think it would be great if this thread was pictures only, no comments or questions here either on origin or of appreciation.
And only pictures of dayak parang were the top of the hilt is dominated by a face or sitting figure, none of the other hilt variations here please.
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Old 31st March 2010, 01:57 PM   #46
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Willem, I see faces on almost all the mandau's hilts posted, maybe very stylized, but still faces.... If not I'm sorry
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Old 31st March 2010, 02:48 PM   #47
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Willem, I see faces on almost all the mandau's hilts posted, maybe very stylized, but still faces.... If not I'm sorry

Don't worry Flavio!

I see a face in it!
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Don't worry Flavio!

I see a face in it!


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Old 27th September 2010, 09:32 AM   #49
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This weekend I managed to find time to take pictures of the latest acquisitions. Among the mandaus I found a couple of familiar faces for this gallery...

Michael
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This weekend I managed to find time to take pictures of the latest acquisitions. Among the mandaus I found a couple of familiar faces for this gallery...

Michael


This one will be added to my collection soon....

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Old 30th September 2010, 10:27 PM   #51
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The small figure is a loose inlay, original to the handle.
See also the small face on the side of the handle.
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Old 11th December 2010, 02:17 PM   #52
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It's been a bit slow at the face gallery so here are my latest.
The first two with small bonus faces on the sides too.

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Old 14th December 2010, 05:27 PM   #53
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Found this one while surfing...
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Old 14th December 2010, 05:56 PM   #54
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Great thread. To the classics...
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Old 19th December 2010, 09:04 PM   #55
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The same handle as I posted in post #26, only from a different angle.
Because I like this image more as I posted earlier of the same handle, I decided to upload it again in my favorite thread!
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Old 12th February 2011, 10:44 PM   #56
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Stylistic face. Handle in wood.
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Old 14th February 2011, 07:47 PM   #57
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Old 18th February 2011, 11:12 PM   #58
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Old 16th August 2011, 05:47 PM   #59
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Face on a mandau's handle.
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Old 3rd September 2011, 07:36 AM   #60
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Just arrived into my collection....
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