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Bellows
Bellows
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood Ironwood, Textile - Hessian, Split Rattan, Tree Resin, Glass - Seed Beads.
Dimensions:
39.5 x 10 x 6 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Dayak
Accession Number:
2006.135.2
Acquisition Date:
2006-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of the Robert and Helen Kuhn Family Trust

Very finely carved with shallow incised decoration on one face of chamber depicting a buffalo head and two animals - may be ritual bellows as they are not the common bamboo type one always sees illustrated. The two handles have 3-D carvings of matching crouched figures with inlaid bead eyes.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Skirt panel
Skirt panel (20th century)
Hip wrapper (kain panjang)
Hip wrapper (kain panjang) (early 20th century)