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Old bidayuh priestess necklace #2 (BBW2)

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.The bidayuh are well known for the priestess or 'jagoi' which means female priest .The jagoi is often seen with this necklace adorn with opaque and translucent glass beads strung with antique bells and claw.

Age : over 100 years

condition : excellent condition . museum quality . very very rare


Item Weight : 200g
Dimension : 35cm x 13.5cm x 3cm

Price : 2,800.00 USD
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