From: Borneo (uncertain) | Sarawak (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number CG910226-8265
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Malay
Provenience Borneo (uncertain) | Sarawak (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Paper | Wood | Plant Fiber | Pigment

Diamond shaped kite made of thin paper attached to a framework of crossed sticks, and reinforced by strings. The strings are held to the paper by small orange lozenge-shaped pieces of other paper pasted over them at numerous points. Orange edges, near one of which is attached a clump of orange paper scraps. Poor condition: stains and some tears and bits missing. One of three "Malay kites" on Furness's collection list (Nos. 174, 175, 176). One of "3 Malay kites - 2 sticks, covered w diamonds" exhibited at Wistar in May 1897.

Length 95 cm
Width 85 cm

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