Interesting Items - Vintage Collectibles & Folk Art

Manufacturer: Unknown
Wood Statue from the Dyak Culture - Borneo

Size: 14¼ x 4 x 2

Weight: 1 lb.

Condition: Good

Markings: None

Wonderful Dyak carving from either a post or a staff. There is a lot of intricate openwork carving between the arms and legs and within the object being held. Excellent patina. The only pigmentation seems to be on the headdress and the headdress of the head being sat on. The human facial features are carefully carved.

The figure has an exaggerated pierced nose with deep symmetrical scarification on the sides and shoulders. Elongated arms hold an object that appears to grow out of the protruding headdress and ends on the feet.

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is located at the center of Maritime Southeast Asia. administratively, this island is divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

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