Set of 3 Patung Pagar - Tribal Sculptures from Kalimantan

€540

SYMBOLS OF PROTECTION

This set of wooden statues was carved by hand by local artisans on the island of Kalimantan in Indonesia, made as per ancient techniques.

For centuries Patung Pagar were made to evoke protection and guidance in honor of Kaharingan, the main, animist religion of the local tribe Dayak until the 1900’s. 

The Dayaks are the native people of Borneo, with its first independent kingdom as early as the 12th century. Besides being skillful farmers, craftsmen and hunters, they were once also one of the most feared warrior tribes in Southeast Asia.

The set comes complete with blackened metal stands and its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.

The statues heights are ca 145, 155 and 160cm with the stands.

Being artisan crafted each statue is slightly different and each has natural, visible cracks as beautiful signs of the aging of the wood.

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