Rain Jacket


From: Borneo | Dutch West Borneo | Mendalam River

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P150
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kayan
Provenience Borneo | Dutch West Borneo | Mendalam River
Date Made 1897
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth | Cotton

Rain jacket. "Basung kapit." K[ayan] Sleeveless jacket made of bark cloth: front and back panels joined by vertical strips of white cotton at sides. Closely spaced horizontal stitching, possibly holding together multiple layers of bark. Seven widely spaced horizontal lines of zig-zag stitching in red, yellow, black. Neck, front and arm openings edged with black and red trade cloth. Projecting “epaulets” with zig-zag black stitching, edged with red fabric.

Length 56 cm
Width 65 cm
Credit Line Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899

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