MASSIVE 2.5 meter TRIBAL TEXTILE Pua Kumbu Traditional Tribal Blanket Borneo Asia Old Authentic

$1,950.00 $1,550.00

MY LARGEST AUTHENTIC OLD Pua Kumbu textile/blanket, richly decorated with tied motifs of Buah Sempuyong / Skull Basket, Buah Berasok / Creeper Vine & Mata Antu / Spirit’s Eye.

Ara/side: Omen Bird motif
Top Selakoh: Throne Of Petara
Bottom Selakoh: Pucuk Rebung / Bamboo shoot

A very well kept piece over the years, colors are still good, just a small tear(view photo) measuring 15mm x 20mm / 0.6 x 0.8 inch.
Circa 1950-60. Sarawak, Borneo. Excellent for wall hanging & table deco.

Summary: Surely this is a museum piece, a highly rated textile artifact from Borneo.

Height/length: 251 cm / 98.8 inches
Width: 113 cm / 44.5 inches

Pua kumbu of Borneo:
The Pua weaving or the Pua Kumbu is a ritual blanket used for religious ceremonies, festivals Gawai, ceremonies associated with birth, death, healing or soul-searching and war of headhunting. It serves as a means of communication between this world and the world of ancestors, spirits and gods. All the dyes used in the traditional Pua Kumbu are vegetable and fruit(mango stein-reddish color) origin.

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Published on:18/09/2018

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