Saif

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Title

Saif

Description

The blade of this Zanzibari sword is European in origin, perhaps German. Zanzibari swords are famous for their incorporation of European blades and Arab handles. The stars and crescent moon on the blade may be the mark of a family of German swordmakers by the name of Schimmelbusch, but the intricate designs on the handle reflect Zanzibari decorative metalworking traditions as well.

Source

Museum collection

Date

1800's

Contributor

Curated by Jessica Rozek

Format

Iron, silver and brass

Identifier

T1305 MA2010

Coverage

Zanzibar

Files

T1305_a.jpg
T1305B.jpg
T1305_b.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Saif,” Omeka@CTL, accessed June 4, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/574.

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