Pair of Tribal Earweights, Based

Pair of Tribal Earweights, Based


Pair Of Tribal Earweights




Dayak People

20th C.

Cast Bronze

Kalimantan was called Borneo before its independence. Many Dayak cultures live inland among Kalimantan's great rivers. Most of them are currently hill-farming societies. Long earlobes are a sign of beauty and allow people to wear a major part of their wealth at the same time. Big, heavy, globular-shaped earrings tapering to a point at the bottom worn on extended earlobes were often used as a sign of maturity or marriageable status for women. Brasswork is highly prized by the inland Dayaks.
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