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Old bidayuh shaman box #3 (BMC3)

Bidayuh is the collective name for several indigenous groups found in southern Sarawak and northern West Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, that are broadly similar in language and culture . The name "Bidayuh" means 'inhabitants of land'. Originally from the western part of Borneo, the collective name Land Dayak was first used during the period of Rajah James Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak. They constitute one of the main indigenous groups in Sarawak & West Kalimantan and live in towns and villages around Kuching and Samarahan in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, while in West Kalimantan they are mainly concentrated in the northern Sanggau Regency.

Here is a bidayuh shaman box used for storing charms and amulets . This box is made of tree bark , wood and rattan ornated with a piece of antler on top of it.This antler shape very special as u can see a 'aso' head with its mouth opening and on theother side u can see a hornbill with its mouth opening . very rare piece .

Age : 100 years

Item Weight : 100g
Dimension : 24.5cm x 16cm x 8.2cm

Price : 285.00 USD
    
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