Pair of bracelets

This pair of silver bracelets come from the Dayak people of Borneo, and are decorated with geometric designs embossed using repoussé and chasing techniques. Metal jewellery was part of the Dayak ritual costumes which includes elaborately woven textiles. It has been suggested that metalworking among the Dayak is linked to masculinity, whereas textiles, other than those with beadwork and barkcloth, are associated with feminity.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
Borneo
Dimension
refer to parts
Accession No.
2002-00642
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Silver

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