886 Antique Maloh Dayak Baby Carrier from Borneo

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*From my personal collection - not for sale yet"

Over a dozen types of trade beads, some extremely fine, some multicolored, some from one of the 3 groups of mutisalah beads, some tiger bells, some cowrie shells of the type favored by the Maloh group, some double-lobed red seeds, animal teeth, some micro beads, some Chinese coins. 4 carved wooden protective figures...

Estimated to be from the late 1800s

LITERATURE REFERENCE Bernard Sellato shows an example of a very similar piece in "Hornbill and Dragon"

Unparalleled Art!

 


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