Siraui Tiny

IN35 Siraui

Code IN35

The siraui is a rare small dagger (pisau) from Sumatra, Indonesia. It is approximately 5 ¾ inches in total length.  The blade is extremely sharp on the convex side. The wooden scabbard has simple carved decoration.  The siraui is both a working knife, used for example to cut rattan, and a weapon that is easily hidden in the folds of clothing or hair.

The siraui is associated with the Minangkabau people who reside in the highlands of western Sumatra, Indonesia. However, it is not certain that this is the origin of this siraui.