Antique Dayak Pua Pilih textile.
This uniquely woven cloth Pua Pilih is a very good example of textile art from the Dayak people of Borneo.
The artwork created by the unique weaving process is one in which the motifs on both, the front and the back of the cloth are identical with the exception that the foreground thread becomes the background and vice versa.
In this extraordinary piece the weaver has added a third dimension of color - by alternating red and black wefts.
An impressive piece of textile art.
Estimated to be from the earlu 1900s
SIZE: 107cm length, 43 cm width (one end) / 49 cm (other end)
Generally good condition with minor distress spots / holes.
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.