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In Kalimantan, Dayak tribes use masks in Hudog dance is often played in religious ceremonies of the Dayak tribes and
modang Bahau. This dance is meant to gain strength in overcoming the destructive pests of plants and expects to be given fertility yields a lot. Who used a black mask, white, and red symbolizes the natural forces that would bring water and protect the plants that they grow until the harvest season arrives.
Mandau (Saber) is a kind of machete sharp weapons came from the Dayak culture in Borneo. Mandau including one of Indonesia’s traditional weapons. In contrast with the charcoal, saber has a carving – carving on the blade is not sharp. Often also encountered additional holes in the blade is covered with a brass or copper with a view to beautify the saber blades.
In earlier times in the event of war, the Dayak tribe in general, using their unique weapon, the saber. Saber is an heirloom from generation to generation that is used by the Dayak tribe and diaanggap as a sacred object. Besides being used at the time of the battle saber is also commonly used by the Dayak tribe to accompany them in performing their daily activities, such as slashing or cutting meat, herbs, or other objects that need to be cut.
In earlier times in the event of war, the Dayak tribe in general use their unique weapons, the saber . Mandau is an heirloom for generations used by the Dayak tribe and diaanggap as a sacred object. Besides being used at the battle saber is also commonly used by the Dayak tribes to accompany them in performing their daily activities, such as slashing or cutting meat, herbs, or other objects that need to be cut.
Usually the layman will often confusion between saber and the threshold . Lay people or people who are not accustomed to seeing or holding the saber will be difficult to distinguish between saber with the threshold as if seen by naked eye are both almost the same. However, both are very different. But if we look in more detail it will show a very noticeable difference, ie there are carvings on the saber or the encrusted with gold, copper, or silver and saber more powerful and flexible, because the saber is made of volcanic rock that contains iron and processed by an expert. While the threshold is only made of ordinary iron, such as besu per car, chainsaw blades, discs vehicle or other iron rod.