Piso Ni Data


This is a Piso Ni Datu c. late 1800's from the Batak people of northern Sumatra.

The Piso Ni Datu sword was considered so powerful that it was not kept in the home but outside, in its own house. The power derives from the "twins" featured on the hilt and scabbard. In many societies including the Batak, twins are considered magical or mystical. It is thought they share a common soul.

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