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Title

Charm


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Dayak is a generic term that refers to a number of indigenous communities that live in the adjoining countries of Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia on the island of Borneo. Whilst there are significant differences in the way these communities are stratified and organised most Dayak believe in a bifurcated soul. One soul is believed to expire once the corpse has vanished, the other remains in the area of the deceased until it can be coaxed into making the journey to the other world.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2015


Details


Place where the work was made

Borneo


Cultural origin

Dayak


Media category

Woodwork


Materials used

wood


Dimensions

8.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Christopher Worrall Wilson 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

415.2010