Handle from an Awl

Dayak (Bahau) Borneo, Indonesia
19th Century

The Dayak take great pride in their utilitarian objects and carve beautiful handles for their weaving tools such as this Awl. The design is classic with finely carved stylized Aso dragons cascading around the handle. The patina is deep from extensive handling. In excellent condition.

This Awl stands 4 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 1-09-13