Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
This stunning woven cloth Pua Pilih is from the Dayak people of Borneo.
The artwork created by the unique weaving process is one in which the motifs on both, the front and the back of the cloth are identical with the exception that the foreground thread becomes the background and vice versa.
In Dayak tradition, weavings are mediums to connect to the spirit world and in this weaving the strong motifs suggest high potency.
Estimated to be from the 1930s-1950s
Has repairs and could do with a cleaning
Size: 31 x 102cm
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.