The mandau is the traditional weapon of the Dayak of Kalimantan Island of Indonesia.
known also as headhunters of Indonesia this weapon is especial meaning to Dayak people
Sacred kinds of wood from specific forest trees are used for carving the sheath of the mandau and decorated and painted by variety of object and animal part from his successful hunt in the past
the hilt is made from deer antler also decorated and painted ,blade is 20 inches long with tribal decoration and marks whole sword is 35 inches long this is a true collectible item from Dayak tribe.
early 20th century .