Bornean Tattoo Culture

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Dayak Tribal Tattoo

Dayak Tribal Tattoo

For the Dyak people of Borneo, tattoos once commemorated headhunting expeditions. The markings on some modern Dyaks, on the left is Ernesto Kalum, represent "a modern interpretation of traditional headhunting tattoos," says photographer Chris Rainier.

For the Dyak people of Borneo, tattoos once commemorated headhunting expeditions. The markings on some modern Dyaks, on the left is Ernesto Kalum, represent "a modern interpretation of traditional headhunting tattoos," says photographer Chris Rainier.

Dayak Impressions | Contemporary Application of Bunga Terung

Common Borneo Tattoo Motifs – Kelingai Kala, Lipan Kayip, Kowit, and Urang

Dayak Impressions | Contemporary Application of Bunga Terung

Inspirational Etnic tattoo designs - Borneo Tattoos Design by  Blind Nobility - blindnobility2014@gmail.com

Inspirational Etnic tattoo designs - Borneo Tattoos Design by Blind Nobility - blindnobility2014@gmail.com

For the Dyak people of Borneo, tattoos once commemorated headhunting expeditions.

For the Dyak people of Borneo, tattoos once commemorated headhunting expeditions.

"The Tattooing of a Kayan Married Woman," (c. 1896-98), photograph by William Henry Furness III. Illustration from The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters (1902).

"The Tattooing of a Kayan Married Woman," (c. 1896-98), photograph by William Henry Furness III. Illustration from The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters (1902).

bornean kingfisher | for the dusun people of borneo, the oriental dwarf kingfisher is ...

bornean kingfisher | for the dusun people of borneo, the oriental dwarf kingfisher is ...

Healed pic of a handpoked bornean rose. No outlines just dots

Healed pic of a handpoked bornean rose. No outlines just dots


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ceremony uluwatu temple

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old women

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Pair of Ear Clips with Blue Bead and Red Stone                                                                                      Period:                                        Central Javanese period                                                          Date:                                        Second half of the 8th–second half of the 10th century                                                          Culture:                                        Indonesia (Java)

Pair of Ear Clips with Blue Bead and Red Stone Period: Central Javanese period Date: Second half of the 8th–second half of the 10th century Culture: Indonesia (Java)

Irian Jaya or West Papua Indonesia  I purchased a pig for a Dani Village. This is a little girl wearing her Bilum bag  Photo by Elisa Kotin

Irian Jaya or West Papua Indonesia I purchased a pig for a Dani Village. This is a little girl wearing her Bilum bag Photo by Elisa Kotin

The History of #Babywearing #bilum

The History of #Babywearing #bilum

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Samurai.

Traditional house in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Traditional house in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

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