A Very Fine Kelamantan Basket , Borneo

A Very Fine Kelamantan Basket , Borneo

1800 to 1900 Borneo , Indonesia

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A Very Fine Kelamantan Basket , Borneo , Indonesia
Late 19 th Century – Early 20 th Century

Size : 35.5 cm long , 18 cm dia. – 14 ins long , 7 ins dia.
The Kelamantan , many of whom were nomad hunters , are renowned for their woven basketry . Both men and women weave and their basket work is of a high standard .
Indonesian decorative art is generally characterised by a tendency to irregular scrollwork and plant designs are frequently used and interpreted . In Borneo the woven patterns are representations of animals and plants and it is believed that their use affords magical protection to the owner of the basket from general misfortune .
Dimensions
Height 35.50 cm (13.98 inches)
Width 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Stock Code
F092
Medium
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