Terabai Talawang

--- Dayak People ---    		close look at Dayak People in West Kalimantan ( West Borneo)

--- Dayak People --- close look at Dayak People in West Kalimantan ( West Borneo)

Sword "mandau" with wooden scabbard, Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak | the hilt wrapped with plaited plant fibre strings, horn knob, elaborate carved with figural and ornamental motifs and set with bundles of animal hair, iron blade with skewed ending and incised ornaments, coated with cibet cat fur; used for head hunting and as a machete in daily life.

Sword "mandau" with wooden scabbard, Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak | the hilt wrapped with plaited plant fibre strings, horn knob, elaborate carved with figural and ornamental motifs and set with bundles of animal hair, iron blade with skewed ending and incised ornaments, coated with cibet cat fur; used for head hunting and as a machete in daily life.

Dayak warrior. Postcard, British North Borneo.

Dayak warrior. Postcard, British North Borneo.

Dayak war shield.  Borneo, Indonesia | sothebys.com

Dayak war shield. Borneo, Indonesia | sothebys.com

IBAN COSTUME(SEA DAYAK) NGEPAN LAKI/LELAKI IBAN FULL REGALIA WARRIOR COSTUME

IBAN COSTUME(SEA DAYAK) NGEPAN LAKI/LELAKI IBAN FULL REGALIA WARRIOR COSTUME

Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world. The indegenous tribes are called Dayaks. There are over 250 tribes of Dayaks in Borneo.

Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world. The indegenous tribes are called Dayaks. There are over 250 tribes of Dayaks in Borneo.

Mandau Dayak

The Mandau Dayak

Mandau Dayak

1950s Borneo Malaysia :: Dayak Couple

1950s Borneo Malaysia :: Dayak Couple

Jungle Kingdom: Borneos Dayak warriors had a fierce reputation. Aimee Crocker, "And I'd Do It Again" : "Then I suddenly heard a weird, strange piping...It was the 'Kanjor Dodo,' the flute of the head-dance. It meant that the entire tribe would be inflamed into a state of fanaticism by the dance of death...that only a human head could satisfy the religious lust which the flute was fanning."

The last of the White Rajahs: The extraordinary story of the Victorian adventurer who subjugated a vast swathe of Borneo

Jungle Kingdom: Borneos Dayak warriors had a fierce reputation. Aimee Crocker, "And I'd Do It Again" : "Then I suddenly heard a weird, strange piping...It was the 'Kanjor Dodo,' the flute of the head-dance. It meant that the entire tribe would be inflamed into a state of fanaticism by the dance of death...that only a human head could satisfy the religious lust which the flute was fanning."

An uncommon early-mid 20th C. Iban Dayak Borneo carved and painted shield. Overall is 42" long and 12" wide.

An uncommon early-mid 20th C. Iban Dayak Borneo carved and painted shield. Overall is 42" long and 12" wide.

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