Door from miniature Longhouse
Kayanic Dayak, East Borneo, Indonesia
Early 20th century
Wood, pigments
Provenance: Old Dutch collection

The Dayak live together in very large communal homes called Longhouses. This door was part of a miniature version of these longhouses. They were sometimes used in ceremonies by shamans to house the evil spirits of ill tribesman.

Height: 8.25 inches
IN 2-14-17 / SOLD


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