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Flat piece of wood carved to leave a pattern in high relief. The block is inked and pressed onto the skin as a guide for the tattooing. Similar to a patttern identified by Hose and Shelford as a "Kayan bead (lukut) design, tatued on the wrist of men." Motif is a an example of the Kayan lukut or bead design, tattooed on the outside of a man's wrist to stand in for the antique bead worn on a string around the wrist to ward off disease (and to serve the same function).
|[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 139, Fig. 10 and text p. 248||View Objects related to this Type Citation|
|[Article] Shelford, R., and Hose, Charles. 1906. "Materials for a Study of Tatu in Borneo". The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. XXXVI. pg. 1-48 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate IX, Fig. 10||View Objects related to this Type Citation|
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