Gallery for finely carved old totem poles, tun tun for the ritual and ceremony in Asia. This artefacts is suitable for home decoration with tribal outlook.

Totem poles of various indigenous tribes around the world usually have interesting stories to tell.

The old Kadazan Dusun practice of erecting Sininggazanak in the padi fields in Sabah is no exception.
Carved usually from hardwood, the sininggazanak is erected as the commemoration of a childless person.This custom used to be practised usually by the Kadazans of the Penampang-Kinarut-Papar localities.
The monument was erected on the deceased person’s padi field by relative who had had the strongest claim to inherit the property.
As no direct heir existed, the property must go back to a blood relative. Relatives by marriage do not qualify.
The carved wooden object usually takes the figure of a woman or a man or a decorated pole,there is no hard or fast rule on this.What comes into play is the  availability of skilled woodcarvers and what he is comfortable with in carving.
A certain amount of ritual usually accompanied  the ceremony of erecting the sininggazanak. The Bobohizan (native medicine woman) would usually lead the chanting of prayers calling upon spirits to enter the monument.By doing so, the good spirits will be the guardians of the property.As a result a lot of respect will be accorded to the monument, failing which the disrespectful will either fall sick or even die if a thoughtless act is shown towards it.
As the Kadazans in these districts are now mainly Roman Catholics, this old cultural practice has slowly died out.
What’s interesting according to Peter Phelan in his book on the subject,Kadazans are not the only people who practised this in the Malay world,quoting Ogden  we are informed that the Bataks in Sumatra too practised the same thing.To make sure the spirit of a person who had died heirless rest in peace, a life-size image of the dead was made, and this is called Si Galegale in the Batak language.

Showing all 10 results

Show sidebar
-24%
TWO GIANT 9 FEET Sacred Pole Totem Dayak Ritual Native Pillar Carved Trunk Wood Statue Sculpture Art Garden Deco

TO0100 TWO GIANT 9 FEET Sacred Pole Totem Dayak Ritual Native Pillar Carved Trunk Wood Statue Sculpture Art Garden Deco

$2,900.00 $2,200.00
-34%
TunTun BAHAU 400mm SACRED POLE Old Shaman Figure Headhunter Dayak Statue Borneo

TO0107 TunTun BAHAU 400mm SACRED POLE Old Shaman Figure Headhunter Dayak Statue Borneo

$295.00 $195.00
-28%
SACRED HUNTING POLE 300mm Carved Wood Statue Figure Figurine Tribal Native Borneo

TO0108 SACRED HUNTING POLE 300mm Carved Wood Statue Figure Figurine Tribal Native Borneo

$145.00 $105.00
-33%
ANCESTRAL RITUAL STICK 370mm Ironwood Borneo Figure Figurine Statue Sculpture Tribal Dayak Asia

TO0110 ANCESTRAL RITUAL STICK 370mm Ironwood Borneo Figure Figurine Statue Sculpture Tribal Dayak Asia

$195.00 $130.00
-36%
BORNEO TOTEM BURIAL 465mm/18.3 SANDUNG / Roofed Coffin Cemetery Tribal Asia

TO0102 BORNEO TOTEM BURIAL 465mm/18.3″ SANDUNG / Roofed Coffin Cemetery Tribal Asia

$450.00 $290.00
-33%
TONGKAT RAJA 1490mm CHIEFTAN POLE Stick Elders Dayak Figure Statue Sculpture

TO095 TONGKAT RAJA 1490mm CHIEFTAN POLE Stick Elders Dayak Figure Statue Sculpture

$495.00 $330.00
-33%
THREE IN ONE TunTun Ritual Pole Stick Hunter Headhunter Dayak Dyak Statue Borneo

TO0106 THREE IN ONE TunTun Ritual Pole Stick Hunter Headhunter Dayak Dyak Statue Borneo

$165.00 $110.00
-32%
TWO 900mm WALKING STICK HARDWOOD CANE City & Hiking Rod Staff Pole Statue Tribal

TO086 TWO 900mm WALKING STICK HARDWOOD CANE City & Hiking Rod Staff Pole Statue Tribal

$295.00 $200.00
-31%
BLACK HARDWOOD DAYAK RITUAL POLE Old TunTun Figure Headhunter Dyak Statue Borneo

TO0105 BLACK HARDWOOD DAYAK RITUAL POLE Old TunTun Figure Headhunter Dyak Statue Borneo

$160.00 $110.00
-37%
THREE MAN RITUAL POLE Dayak Bahau Guardian Figure Icon Sculpture Artifact Borneo

TO0104 THREE MAN RITUAL POLE Dayak Bahau Guardian Figure Icon Sculpture Artifact Borneo

$395.00 $250.00