Warrior's Sword

Paiwan, Taiwan
19th Century

The sword and scabbard of this Paiwan sword are of exceptional quality. The incredible poly chromed handle is adorned with numerous figures and faces in abstract totemic style. The eyes are inlaid with bronze in addition to old bronze decorative tacks surrounding the handle ( some missing pieces from age and use ); the scabbard is equally as impressive; it is decorated with stylized figures with bodies that horizontally in a wave like motif morph together. By the quality of this sword; it is easy to infer that this was owned by a very important member of the tribe.

The sword stands 27" in height.
IN 5-13-13/ SOLD