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Pua Kumbu : How is it made

The pua kumbu is a sacred and ceremonial cotton warp ikat textile. It is woven by the women of the Dayak Iban tribe that populate the interior regions of Borneo, the largest island in Southeast Asia. The blanket-sized cloth is made using the warp ik

Pua Kumbu : How is it made

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Ceremonial Cloth : Pua Kumbu of Sarawak

This pua kumbu is an exceptionally fine early example of Dayak Iban ceremonial cloths made for headhunting and shamanic purposes. There are many sources of inspiration for motifs and designs on the pua kumbu. Dreams are an important source, and moti

Ceremonial Cloth : Pua Kumbu of Sarawak

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The Vanishing Designs : Pua Kumbu Gajah Meram (Brooding Giant)

When an Iban weaver has distinguished herself by weaving animal forms, her next ambition is to weave the ultimate: spirit representations. This is when she enters the final state of her maturation as a weaver with the technical skill not only to cre

The Vanishing Designs : Pua Kumbu Gajah Meram (Brooding Giant)

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Borneo Tribal Mask

Borneo Mask atau Topeng Tribal Borneo di Sarawak mempunyai nama-namanya tersendiri bagi menggambarkan perkaitannya dengan ritual yang hendak diadakan. Bagi masyarakat Melanau, topeng tribal atau petupieng mempunyai nama-namanya tersendiri. Ini keran

Borneo Tribal Mask

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Borneo Tattoo to the world

For Borneo’s Dayak peoples, spirits embody everything: animals, plants, and humans. Many groups have drawn on this power by using images from nature in their tattoos, creating a composite of floral motifs using plants with curative or protective pow

Borneo Tattoo to the world

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