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Baju Perisai Sumabawa Anyaman Rotan.

Baju Perisai Sumabawa Anyaman Rotan A very rare example of an armour suite or baju perisai from the eastern islands of Sumbawa.

Made with very interesting materials, the base has two layers of fine rattan weaving, and the outer surface is made of from a kind of seed arranged one atop another, attached to the rattan base with bone.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor loose base rattan weaving, rest is all in very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the middle 19th century.

Width: 19.5. Length: 28.

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