Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
A part of the Iban Dayak ceremonial costume, the beads have been woven and attached to a palm leaf base covered with cloth.
Both have significant signs of wear and condition is fragile / damaged. In one, the palm leaves are exposed.
Estimated to be from the late 1800s.
Very Very Rare pieces of Dayak Beadwork
LITERATURE REFERENCE : Examples of Dayak head bands may be seen in photographs throughout the book titled “Borneo – A photographic Journey” by Dennis Lau.
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