Warding Off Evil – Enigmatic Dayak Baby Carrier

July 03, 2016

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!

IMG_5516.jpg

ANTIQUE DAYAK BEADED BABY CARRIER BASKET

wooden figurine talisman

IMG_5521.jpg

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The post Warding Off Evil – Enigmatic Dayak Baby Carrier appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.





Also in Wovensouls Blog on Indian & Asian Culture

No Shoes Indoors

May 09, 2019

The origins of this  gently-but-strictly enforced rule in all traditional Asian homes might be many. But I think the real reason is the art that is displayed on the floor…. … Continue reading

The post No Shoes Indoors appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.

Continue Reading

A Note on Phulkari Classification

April 30, 2019

A compilation of my jottings on Phulkaris Textiles of Punjab

The post A Note on Phulkari Classification appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.

Continue Reading

One Old Lady meets Another

April 28, 2019

The paint has worn out. And there are plenty of nicks on the woodwork, each telling an unforgetable tale. Layers of old paint shed – layers of fresh paint applied … Continue reading

The post One Old Lady meets Another appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.

Continue Reading