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155 Borneo, Sarawak

Pua kumbu

Origin: Borneo, Sarawak
Period: 19th or very early 20th c.
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, medium
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Design: [YET TO BE DESCRIBED] A pua kumbu from the region southeast of the Saribas, of the class that is suitable for receiving heads. Omen birds at the ends. Vine or firefly variant.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Borneo and Sarawak.
Literature: Similar to 19th c. pua from the Charles Hose collection in British Museum, As1905-410.
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