Very rare Dayak paddle from Sarawak.
Very nice designed example with beautiful details.
This paddle was probably a ceremonial gift.
The wing shaped handle with bone interval.
Condition overall is good ,some small damage.
Sarawak ,mid 19th century.
Size total: 124,5 cm
€ 1200 ,- ON HOLD
Comparable examples :
See also : As1948,01.28 in the British Museum ,
collected between 1884 and 1895 by the late Mr E.A. Jeffreys,
Commissioner of Works to the second rajah,
Sir Charles Brooke.
As1896,-.1140 also in the British Museum and part of a set.
Both missing the handle and field collected around 1845 by
Capt. Drinkwater Bethune.