Charm figure, Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia
6" tall
wood, pigment
early to mid 20th century
ex private U.S. collection


A nicely carved charm figure with a wonderful pose and expression.

Shamans energize small charms and amulets to wear around their
neck which are used in healing ceremonies. These charms are also
hung on cradles to keep babies safe.
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