Sword and Scabbard (dpa’ rtags)


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The subtly forged patterns on the blade and the silverwork of the hilt and scabbard represent Bhutanese swordsmithing at its very best. Unlike most countries, in Bhutan swords remain a widely recognized cultural and political symbol and are worn frequently by government ministers and members of parliament as part of their official dress on ceremonial occasions.

Sword and Scabbard (dpa’ rtags), Steel, silver, gold, copper alloy, wood, Bhutanese

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Overall, front of sword and scabbard