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Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

Warding Off Evil – Enigmatic Dayak Baby Carrier

One more stunning work of art created for the purpose of warding off evil and deflecting the evil eye!

A Dayak Baby carrier with sveeral spirit motifs, a variety of tiger bells and some coins!

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ANTIQUE DAYAK BEADED BABY CARRIER BASKET

wooden figurine talisman

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Such a delight to behold and discover its many elements!

The power to ward off evil might be a local belief, but even though I am a non-believer, I have seen that beauty such as this has killed the evil of boredom and ennui of my mind!

It is time to gaze at it and discover its nuances and be intrigued by all that the elements could mean.

A dozen more photos of this piece may be viewed here on wovensouls.com

 

jm

July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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