BORNEO STATUE WOOD CARVED DAYAK BORNEO INDONESIA

BORNEO STATUE WOOD CARVED DAYAK BORNEO INDONESIA Purchased on our last trip to Indonesia we are offering this Large Powerful Borneo Statue. It has a nice aged patina, a few Insect holes, chips, scuffing and some age wood cracks, a very solid Statue. An unusual and powerful Tribal Statue, we found nothing else like it.. A Good size statue, Measures 16" Tall X just under 8" Wide X 7" Deep at base" Weight 10 lb. ~ A Powerful Statue for your Tribal Collection ~~ Collected in Kalimantan, {age est. early to mid 1900's} A Great Tribal Original ~~~~~ Borneo is the third largest island in the world. Kalimantan is the southern bottom half of the Island of Borneo. Dayak peoples Heaven is a universe filled with the spiritual energies that charge with life-power most existing beings and things. This divine realm, removed from secular time and the laws of this world, is the abode of gods and ancestors who grant privileges to those who maintain the proper balance of life throughout all of its stages. At birth, all Dayak are endowed with the perfect gifts of nature: mind, body, and several souls. Each of these components are essential for remaining "complete" throughout life experience, since completion is necessary for one to enter the sanctity of the afterlife. According to the beliefs of the (ban, one of the souls of a person resides in their head and by taking someone else's you capture their soul as well as their status, strength, skill and power. Thus, it is not surprising that human heads, once taken and preserved. Shamans (manang) were revered individuals in the Dayak community. They possessed the gifts of prophecy and healing and were sometimes feared by the populace because of their affiliation with supernatural spirits. Shamans were not only doctors who diagnosed illnesses and prescribed remedies for the sick, but were interpreters of vast, unknown spiritual forces that controlled the weather and food supplies. Serving as liaison between the supernatural and the people, the manang witnessed and communicated with several of the spiritual and mythological beings of Dayak belief. Many of these spirits, which included those of plants and famed ancestors no longer living, were captured and utilized as assistants (antu nulong). Selempandai is the blacksmith god who forges human beings. These Carvings of statues and masks depict these Spirits and were placed in the Villages. ~~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Paypal, I will email you with payment address to send checks or Money Orders, Cash. FREE Shipping in U.S. ONLY ~ USPS first class. Questions ~ International shipping Rates ? all sales final, Please Email Eric at Eric@Agestribalarts.com or Call 330- 434 -1010 Agestribalarts Gallery 194 Myrtle Place Akron Ohio, 44303 USA ~~~~~

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  • Item #: S~Borneo antique Statue
Price $445.00
Availability Out-of-Stock