Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Miscellania

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12th January 2019, 09:48 AM   #1
TomHurstAntiques
Member
 
TomHurstAntiques's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Dorset
Posts: 36
Default Dayak hornbill identification. What is it?

I know that this is dayak and made of hornbill but I can't work out what it actually is. These are usually earrings and have the bent over top and no hole. Can anyone help please?
Attached Images
   
TomHurstAntiques is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2019, 08:19 PM   #2
Battara
EAAF Staff
 
Battara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,716
Default

Could also be a talisman for a sword scabbard.............
Battara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2019, 10:07 PM   #3
TomHurstAntiques
Member
 
TomHurstAntiques's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Dorset
Posts: 36
Default

Thank you very much for your thoughts.
TomHurstAntiques is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2019, 11:24 PM   #4
kai
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,691
Question

IMHO this doesn't look like Dayak carving...

Regards,
Kai
kai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2019, 11:21 AM   #5
Maurice
Member
 
Maurice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,320
Default

It is a hornbill ivory carved piece, used as belt buckle of a mandau.
Super patina by the way! Very old
Maurice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2019, 11:30 AM   #6
Maurice
Member
 
Maurice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,320
Default

Used like this, to buckly up a mandau around the waist...
Attached Images
 
Maurice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2019, 02:44 PM   #7
TomHurstAntiques
Member
 
TomHurstAntiques's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Dorset
Posts: 36
Default

That's fantastic. Thank you both so much for your help. The patination is what did it for me.
TomHurstAntiques is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.