SUPERSIZE 1790mm/1.79meter BIRD SCULPTURE Travel Asia Asia Borneo Hornbill Statue Animal Figure


A Supersize BIRD SCULPTURE 1790mm / 1.79meter Burung Kenyalang / Hornbill bird made in spectacular fashion from medium hardwood, adorn with typical view of the daily life in and around a Sarawak Longhouse(playing gong, gendang, hunting, sitting on the Ruai hall). Base of hornbill is decorated with an Aso Naga / Dragon. Well taken care piece, absolute stunner & in superb condition.

Please do not expose it to outdoor weather as I have never done so, it will destroy the bird. The bird is detachable for easy handling, please view photos below to appreciate, thanks.

Length: 179 cm / 70.5 inches
Height: 78 cm / 30.7 inches
Width: 26 cm / 10.2 inches

Weight: 5.1 kg / 11.2 lb
After packing: 8 kg / 17.6 lb
Volumetric weight(HxWxL/5000): 35 kg / 77 lb

FREE SHIPPING for several small items(eg earrings,small statue, medicine container etc…) that will fit into this shipment, please drop me an email & I’ll be glad to help! Thanks

Such Kenyalang were used for ritual purposes placed at the Sadau before placing it at the Ruai / chief varendah.

A ceremony to drive away bad spirits is seen with head trophy or skull of the longhouse taken down from their clusters. Shortly after the skulls have been brought to the feast chiefs varendah, one man kills a chicken and smears its blood on the sacred hornbill statue. Rice wine is served and the feast begin. A very similar ritual to some of my old textiles, the pua kumbu.

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Published on:24/10/2018

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