A small Sumatran kris,
Mandau, sword from the Dayak in Borneo. Old piece, complete with elaborate cotton relicholders. Deerantler, decorated handle with fine rattan weaving; scabbard , as usual, made of two wooden parts held together by rattan bands; Nicely woven rattan string with brass hook, tied to the scabbard with rattan, and reptile skin. Nice, heavy assymitrical blade. simple decoration on the back. Comes with original woven cotton string of relic holders. Total length 66 cm. Blade length : 46 cm. Blade thickness at grip : 1 cm (!). Unrestored, only the blade was cleaned. From first ownwer, who came to Holland in 1948
Brass waterbottle or Ghendi. Classic round shape, and finely decorated with a cire perdu technique, which is characteristic for Sumatran brass. This one originates from the Padang Highlands.
Including stopper, which often is absent.
Height 32 cm, weight 950 gram.
Litt: De Inlandse kunstnijverheid ; niet edele metalen door Jasper en Pingadie, 1930.: pagina 97
Wayang kulit puppets are made of cowhide, and they are most expressive. They belong to core of the traditional indonesian cuture
Another fine Mandau, the famous headhunter sword from Borneo. This specimen shows the face of a grim looking demon on the handle. The heavy blade shows inlaid brass dots and other decorations.
An excellent antique Balinese keris with an ivory sheath, a delicate carved hardwood handle and a rare ancient blade.
Two sets of ancient photographs , one concerning tin mining on Banka island ( 1930’s), and one set concerning a dutch family during their stay in pre war Dutch East Indies.
A pair of hardwood bookstands, showing a boy and a girl in a reflective mood. Fine Balinese woodcarving from around WW2,
signed at the bottom . This shows this sets originated from the village of Mas in Bali.
A set of Javanese amulets, sometimes described as a ”Duit”. The solid metal marbles show magic signs and a Naga.
Very nice antique balinese sculpture, depicting Rangga. Quite old item , probably 19-th century. Traditional style. Nice example of excellent craftmanship. Bali, hardwood. Height 26 cm. Nice condition, some minor cracks at the backsite.
Lifesize ancesteral figure from Iatmul, in the Sepik area, the former Dutch Nederlands Nieuw Guinea. (Now Papua Barat). Authentic (before 1960).
Face decorated with the familiar spiral decorations , using lime, eyes made of cauri shells. Originaly probably a foodhook,modified locally. There is a text on the chest; probably Bedrus, meanig Petrus , a christian name.
Old and relatively large iron pinangcutter, the hinge shaped as a lion. Both handles nicely decorated with inlaid silver thread, showing ancient motifs. Brass covered handles. Old piece , reasonable condition.Total length: 23.5 cm Java 19th. Century.
A balinese art Deco woodcarving depicting a praying woman.
Bali around 1930.
A fine nineteenth century brass Javanese kettle, elaborately decorated with flowers and a large Naga. the sprout showing the characteristic bird head.
Bugi-, or Celebes keris or kris, in its original configuration. Fine wooden hilt. Brass mendak and fine brass pendok. Bone handle, made of two parts. Nice blade with 5 lugs and vivid pamor, made before 1900. Total length 46 cm., blade 32 cm
Balinese woodcarving. Old man preparing his sirih- ( or betel) chew, so a fine Indonesian theme. Expressive statue, dating from the 30's or 40's. Excellent condition, about 31 cm in height
Timor sword. Large Timorese sword, or Rugi. Rare sword in exceptional condition. Nicely detailed, carved horn handle and mouthpiece, decorated with goathair. Relatively simple wooden scabbard, first wound with rope and covered with red cotton band, rattan handle. Blade symetrical triangular, undecorated, 50 cm. Total length (without the hair) 84.5 cm. Unrestored, from first ownwer , who came to Holland in 1948.
A KNIL sabre, made in Holland(marked ”Hembrug”) In an excelent condition, complete with sabelkwast.
A Badek, mid 19 th. century, from Sumatra, shows an old pamor blade and a elaborately decorated silver scabbard.