A Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

450.00

The Torajan ”Dua Lalan” which can be translated as ”Dual Purpose” was the traditional sword of the Torajan warriors ment to cut off a buffaloo’s head or slaughter the invading enemy.

Materials: Horn, Steel, Brass, Metal, Rattan, Fabric

Status: Available

450.00

Description

A very rare so called Dua Lalan sword from the Toraja people. The horn handle is carved in the shape of a hornbill and typical for the Toraja people who live in the mountain area of Central Sulawesi (former Celebes). The blade has a multi-layered pamor with a hardened cutting edge. The scabbard is made of wood with brass and aluminum-like rings. The chape of the scabbard is made of horn with bone inlay and a finely carved pattern. A piece of fabric is knotted to the scabbard surrounded by very fine rotan work. The handle is wrapped with iron wire for a good grip.

This example is made around 1890-1900

Condition: Excellent original condition.

A comparable example can be found in A.G. van Zonneveld’s ”Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago” page 43.

Dimensions:

Hilt: 20cm
Blade: 48.5cm
Scabbard: 51cm
Total length: 70.5cm

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

 

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

 

A Rare Toraja Dua Lalan sword - Celebes

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