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Unusual South Nias sword
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
Nias name for the monkey-like figure carved on some sword hilts.
South Nias word for a specific type of sword.
South Nias gari matuwà
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Later South Nias belatu
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.