Bark Cloth Jacket with Beaded Tiger Parts
Kayan, Eastern Kalimantan, Borneo
Late 19th/early 20th century
Barkcloth, beads, cotton
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.

Price on request

 

Vicki Shiba
vicki@vickishiba.com
www.vickishiba.com
415.383.6995

Vicki Shiba :: Jacket, Kalimantan, Borneo
Vicki Shiba :: Jacket, Kalimantan, Borneo
Vicki Shiba :: Jacket, Kalimantan, Borneo