Set of 10 Earrings for Men of the Dayak of Borneo.
4 Extra Large Earrings
4 Medium Earrings with Bead tassels
4 Medium Earrings without beads
No longer used - No longer made
The curvilinear aesthetic is prevalent in all the art of the Dayak and may be seen in their homes, their clothing and all other objects of daily use.
Also preferred are the yellow glass beads that are seen in their bay carriers as well as their wedding costumes.
Such earrings are very rare and to come across a large collection of 10 pieces is a great fortune!
Collected from Indonesia in the 1970s by a European collector.
Brinkgreve, F., & D.J. Stuart-Fox (eds), Living with Indonesian Art: The Frits Liefkes Collection, Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, 2013.
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.