Tun Tun, Pig Trap Marker

Dayak, Iban, Borneo
Late 19th Century

This is a classic and old example of an Iban Tun-Tun or pig trap marker. These objects were thought to magically enhance the trap. Carved in classic hunkered form with strong negative space in between the torso. This Tun Tun has developed a black encrusted patina from generations of use and exposure. An overall fine traditional example in excellent condition.

This pig-trap marker stands 21.5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 4-8-10