SABER called Piso Gaja Dompak Culture Batak, Sumatra

20th century
Asian Arts
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    SABER called Piso Gaja Dompak
    Batak Culture, Sumatra
    First half of the 20th century
    Brass, wood and iron
    Length: 61.5; Wt: 7; Long. blade: 24.5 cm

    Saber with a single-edged iron blade, brass hilt animated by a seated figure in the round, hands resting on knees. The wooden scabbard is trimmed in brass and copper. The large buttonhole is arched, made of brass. A bail bracelet supports a chain attached to a ring on the upper part of the scabbard.

    This saber is not used for combat but is a prestigious traditional object passed down from generation to generation.
    The term Piso Gaja Dompaka has a special meaning: "piso" means "knife", "gaja" refers to the elephant and "dompak" to the idea of a talisman. Also, this saber would be a blade combining the form of the elephant's tusk and endowed with supernatural powers.

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    Style Asian Arts (Weapons of Asian Arts Style)
    Century 20th century (Weapons 20th century)
    Materials Brass
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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