Shamans Box

Iban Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia
19th century

This is an old shaman's box with two magic charms attached in classic hunkered position. The top of the box is beautifully decorated, with classic Dayak patterns. At one time this shaman's box held various magic objects inside that would be used for divination and rituals. The two charms on this box are in fact original and very expressive. The patina is deep and smokey from storage in the long house.

This box stands 8 inches tall and 6 1/2 inches wide.
5-12-12/ SOLD