Good Iban Dayak mandau War sword

Good Iban Dayak mandau War sword from Borneo

 A very nice old Mandau or 'Parang Ihlang' War Sword from the Iban tribe of Kalimantan, Borneo. Wonderful steel blade with fine chiselling, brass plug inlay, and fretwork. The hilt carved very finely of staghorn or bone with a seated figure, lovely old worn patination and colour, the top inlaid with a plug of trophy hair. The scabbard fronted with hard blackwood and finely carved in panels with monster images and scrollwork, the whole banded with iron mounts. Circa 1880. southern asia