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Tattoo Pattern

Object Number:CG180790-8172
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 12 cm
Width: 6.1 cm

Description

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. The motif appears to be a simplified version of the Kayan aso (dog) design. Similar to a design illustrated by Hose and Shelford as an example of a "Sea-Dayak [Iban] modification of the dog design."

Bibliography:

[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 VII, Fig. 1View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 137View Objects related to this Type Citation

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