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Etiquette sword

The cross section of the hilt is a flat hexagon. Head patterns are carved on the surface. With overlapping human-figure patterns, triangular formats sculpted onto the sheath, and an s-shaped iron bar clinched on the back, the sword can be stabilized inside when put into the sheath. Both sides of the protruding wooden pieces bear four head patterns on the sheath near the hilt. Both hilt and sheath are painted in red.



Traditional Art and Works of the Paiwan tribe in Pingtung County, Chang Jung Christian University