DAYAK PISAU RAUT KNIFE
Dimensions: Height 17"
B242.....DAYAK PISAU RAUT KNIFE
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A carved utilitarian side knife called "pisau raut" , commonly attached to the side scabbard or the Mandau. This one is from the Benuaq Bentian tribe and features male and female figure "in private moments", below a naga (dragon) head, in it's mouth a human head, seen only on one side of the carving. The animal o top of the figures is probably that or a spotted jungle cat (macan). The Benuaq carvers are very expressive and these carvings usually features zoomorphic figures both at present and in the underworld