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    Sumatran Silver-Mounted Klewang

    South Sumatra, Indonesia
    19th century

    length: 30cm, weight: 158g

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    UK art market

    This relatively unusual klewang or machete-like knife has an iron elongated-triangular blade and a hilt or handle that is encased in repoussed and chased sheet silver.

    The top of the blade is also encased with a narrow decorated silver sheet and then further inset with small segments of silver (minor losses).

    A related example is illustrated in van Zonneveld (2001, p. 70).

    The example here is in fine condition.


    van Zonneveld, A., Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, C. Zwartenkot Art Books, 2001.

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