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Rice Spoon Modang Dayak, East Kalimantan, Long Apari Area Indonesia

Rice Spoon Modang Dayak, East Kalimantan, Long Apari Area Indonesia

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H: 34.5 cm (1’ 2”)
Estimated age: end of the 19th century
Provenance: Austrian private collection

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Rice Spoon Modang Dayak, East Kalimantan, Long Apari Area Indonesia

Rice Spoon Modang Dayak, East Kalimantan, Long Apari Area Indonesia


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700 €

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“Modang” is a generic term covering a complex of culturally related groups living in the Kutai Regency of Kalimantan, Timor, Indonesia, along the Mahakam River and its tributaries. The Modang have a rich craft tradition of mat making, basketry, beadwork, iron forging, and wood carving, which has achieved a high degree of skill as evidenced by house posts, boards, doors, and staircases with intricate motifs of spirits, animals, and ornamental designs. A ceremonial spoon depicting a human figure with an expressive face sitting on top of the spoon and holding two small children on both sides of its belly. Dark brown patina.