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.
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.
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