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This axe type dao is connected to a wooden handle and decorated with woven cane. The top of the axe is shaped in a ‘V’. The sheath is of wide rectangular shape with serrated edges. The wooden box cases are typical of the southern areas from the Pochury country in Nagaland across to the Chindwin. The serrated edges are a feature still utilised by the Jedger (Para) Naga (Jamie Saul Pers Comm. 2006). The wood has been ornately carved with geometric patterns. This dao and sheath are part of the Porter collection and date to the late 19th Century.