sword and sheath. Notes at time of donations states, (a, sword) "24-1/2" x 3" x 1"; straight-edged blade, engraved, 1-3/4" wide at top, tapers to a point; blade is attached to a rounded, carved wooden handle; no metal fitting; good condition." (b, sheath) 19-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1"; wooded sheath into which sword is inserted; made of two prices of highly polished, bound in middle and near top and bottom with narrow strands of twisted caning; good condition; small chip on one side of top." "Central Sumatra - Batak form".
Indonesian weapon given to donor's grandparents, Jacob Vander Putten (1880-1952) and Sara Wijnders Vander Putten (1882-1968) by Sara's brother. Her brother was in the Dutch Merchant Marines in the early 1900's. Jacob and Sara lived in Holland, MI. He was employed by Hart & Cooley. This weapon was hung on a 77.25" x 41.5" board covered in rust-colored batik material. Jacob hung the weapon for display.
Gift ofBos, Brenda E.