Dayak Art has a unique character that is easily recognisable visually.\nThe swirls and curls that are used to create any picture are employed in the artworks of many Dayak subgroups.\nThe basic motifs and the elements that the motifs are made up of are common across all the media \u2013 bone, beads, thread, wood etc \u2013 and across the diverse range of objects that are used as the canvas.\nHere are some works that have a very obvious commonality in spite of having completely different forms.\nExample 1: Painted Buildings\n\n\n\nAnd now here are some daily-life objects in which the object is as intriguing as the art on it is appealing.\n2. Beaded Baby Carrier Basket Panels\n\n3. Betel Nut Pounder\n\n\n\n\n\nExample 4. No idea what this was \u2026 but it was pretty and so I had it \u2013 it has since moved to another home\n\nExample 5. No idea what this is # 2 \u2013 but note the painting on the wooden part that is seen in the first 2 examples as well.\n\nExample 6: Earrings\n\n\nAll of the above have aesthetic appeal.\u00a0 But some present the additional component of intrigue that is directed to the object itself rather than the art aesthetic!\nBut then the medium and the art are inseparable from each other and must be enjoyed as a single unit!\nMost are objects from the past and perhaps by the next generation the use of the objects will be forgotten and if it were not for the art, the objects themselves too would have been trashed and lost forever!\nUnbeknownst to the householder-artists the creative energy within that compelled them to decorate their domestic-use objects has led to immortality\u00a0 or at least an increased life-span for these objects!\napril 2017\n\n\u00a0\nantique asian art, antique art, vintage art, antique tribal, antique ethnic, antique asian, antique borneo, antique dayak, antique folk art, antique artefact\nThe post Aesthetics and Intrigue \u2013 The appeal of Dayak Art appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.