Machete :: Machette

In our bedroom we have this huge machete that my spouse bought in Guatemala many years ago… it is there, dangling down. It is a beautiful piece of work and is about 3 feet long… and quite heavy. In Southern Africa, it is named a panga or tapanga. In the Philippines, it is called a bolo. Malaysia and Indonesia call them parang or golok, while in Thailand they are named E-Nep or Nep or Hua-Tad or Pra, and is similar to the Muslim Jambiya and the Pakistani/Nepali Khukuri. The Chinese Dao or the Brazilian facão and the Russian Taiga. This instrument throughout many cultures was often known to be an excellent head chopper.

Paper: Small Moleskine Sketchbook:
Pen: Pilot Flexigrip Extra Fine
Ink: Noolders’ Bulletproof Lexington Grey

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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