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Pua kumbu, Iban, Sarawak, Bornéo, Indonésie, début du XXème siècle | Iban pua kumbu, Sarawak, Borneo, Indonesia, early XXth century

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 EUR

Provenant de la Collection Heribert Amann

Pua kumbu, Iban, Sarawak, Bornéo, Indonésie, début du XXème siècle | Iban pua kumbu, Sarawak, Borneo, Indonesia, early XXth century

Pua kumbu, Iban, Sarawak, Bornéo, Indonésie, début du XXème siècle | Iban pua kumbu, Sarawak, Borneo, Indonesia, early XXth century

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 EUR

Lot sold:

8,820

EUR

Pua kumbu, Iban, Sarawak, Bornéo, Indonésie, début du XXème siècle


223 x 112 cm ; 87 13/16 x 44 1/16 in

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Collection Heribert Amann, Cologne
Amann, Textiles from Borneo. Iban Kantu Ketungau and Mualang Peoples, 2013 : fig. 27, pp. 76-77.
Murray, "Jungle journeys", dans Hali, Automne 2021, n° 209 : fig. 4, p. 64.

"Ce motif connu sous le nom de buah baya est une composition particulierement sophistiquée représentant des crocodiles, connue pour symboliser des esprits très puissants qui peuvent servir d'animaux protecteurs extrêmement dangereux s'ils ne sont pas correctement vénérés. Les sections situées entre les corps des reptiles sont remplies de figures humaines stylisées (engkeramba), dont certaines ont perdu leur tête. Le tissu présente une bordure particulièrement intéressante dans sa partie supérieure."


"The pattern known as buah baya is a very sophisticated composition of crocodiles, known to represent very powerful spirits that can serve as helpful animal totems but are extremely dangerous if not properly venerated with suitable offerings. The areas between the reptile bodies are filled with stylised human figures (engkeramba), some of which have lost their heads. The cloth has an especially interesting border at the top." Thomas Murray