Iban 'working' parang

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Catalogue number
  • WEA 2064
Materials
  • rattan
  • steel
  • wood
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: Iban 'working' parang
  • SIMPLE NAME: parang, Iban
Object Type
knife
Category
weapons and ammunition

History note

The parang was the traditional tool-cum-weapon of parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. This example was made by the Iban people of Northern Borneo and acquired by James O'Donnell, who served in the area during the Indonesian Confrontation of the mid-1960s. O'Donnell flew in Royal Navy Wessex helicopters of 845 Squadron, from a forward air base at Nanga Gaat.

Physical description

parang & scabbard blade well worn.

Stamped on blade

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