Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Iban "KELEWE" / Swords / Parang Panjang ?

This Kelewe is belong to one of the "Iban" chief in Oya, Sarawak of Malaysia. My late father received it from Iban leader as a gift when he served as an army in 1969.
I do not know how old is this Kelewe. But its look quite aging, the handle of the Kelewe is made from bone (not sure whether is from human or animal bone), The wood carving is very beauty and full of arts.

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