13 June 2011

Indonesia Batak Knife "PISO" Karo Sumatra

Indonesia Batak Knife "PISO" Karo Sumatra (source eBay.com)

Item Description
Superb knife of a priest or also called as " piso guru ". Karo Batak. Ornately made hilt in the form of elongated squatting male figure leans back with hands in a prayer- like position and a brass long pointed headdress. The opening of the wooden sheath has a circle of eight standing human figures with uniform hand positions. Another six faces figure also carved decorating the lower part of the hilt. 19th century.











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