Rattan basket with woven bead panels that contain motifs depicting protective spirits. Unique drawing. Shell and claw embellishments. Probably from Kalimantan region.
Beaded Panel estimated to be from the late 1800s
30cm height x 47 cm upper rim
LITERATURE REFERENCE : Photographs of baby carriers being used in real life may be seen on pages 55-56 of 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.