Bark Cloth Jacket with Beaded Tiger Parts
Kayan, Eastern Kalimantan, Borneo
Late 19th/early 20th century
Bark cloth, beads, trade cloth
H: 21.5 in x W: 20 in :: 54.61 cm x 50.8 cm
A very rare anthropomorphically charged ceremonial warrior's jacket that depicts its owner melding his persona with the affinities of a tiger. An array of mythical empowering tiger parts emerges from the edges of the jacket. Collected during the Dutch colonial period.
Inventory # 103062
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