Dayak Beaded Sun Hat
Kayan , Eastern Kalimantan, Borneo
Late 19th/early 20th century
Beads, metallic beads, cotton, rattan base
D: 21 in :: 53.34 cm
A large aristocratic woman's woven palm leaf and cane sun hat (sa' ong) decorated with a central roundel of trade beads that represent the tendrils and facial features of Kayan gods. Hats of this size were used as sun shade.
Inventory # 104085
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