Dayak Beaded Sun Hat, Borneo

Kayan , Eastern Kalimantan, Borneo
Late 19th/early 20th century
Beads, metallic beads, cotton, rattan base
D: 21 in :: 53.34 cm

A Dayak Sun Hat traditionally woven with rattan strips on palm leaf. The central head panel portrays spirit figures with vegetative tendril-like motifs. The hats were adorned with colorful beads and spirit forms to afford the wearer protection both physically and spiritually.

Price on request

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