Sumatran Pedang Sword Carved Makara Grip
AGE: – Unknown but antique
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood and metal
DESCRIPTION: – Sumatran Pedang Sword Carved Makara Grip (assuming)
TOTAL LENGTH: 74cm
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Sumatran Pedang Sword Carved Makara Grip – The material used in this grip is likely wood, unable to identify the wood as it has a thick coating of some kind of resin or lacquer. The pamor shows a traditional forged pattern seen in many keris and is rarely seen in this style of Pedang sword with a European-style iron handguard, with a protective iron cover on the tip of the sheath which appears to be leather.
The Makara is a legendary sea creature in Hindu mythology, a half-terrestrial animal with an aquatic-shaped hind part with the face seen without a lower jaw symbolizing a combination of two forces that exist in nature. Kala is the power of the sun and Makara is the power of the earth.
It is generally depicted as half terrestrial animal in the frontal part resembling either a deer, stag or elephant and the hind part half aquatic such as a snake or fish. Though Makara may take many different forms throughout Hindu culture, in the modern world, its form is always related to the water monitor or marsh crocodile.