An image of Armband

Unknown Artist

Armband

Other titles:
Bracelet
Location
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

Among the Dayak and Iban societies of Borneo, armbands and bracelets made from wood, shell, ivory and various metals are worn by males and females of all ages. The scrolling ornamentation on this armband resembles designs of protective paired dragons and the undulating waters of the underworld, which are found tattooed on the body and emblazoned on the surface of all manner of objects including clothing, weapons and baby carriers.

Place of origin
Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia
Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
Year
19th century-20th century
Media
Jewellery
Medium
silver alloy
Dimensions
3.0 x 1.5 x 11.0 cm diam.
Credit
Christopher Worrall Wilson Bequest 2010
Accession number
548.2010