Iban time beater
A very long bamboo tube with beautiful carved Iban motifs.
Similar objects can be found in the British Museum that has some beaters collected by Hose . Heppell describes them as : "A staff ('buloh kechut') used by a bard ('lemambang') when reciting a ritual chant ('pengap') to emphasize each line in the verse.
Dye is dragons blood (Daemonorops spp)"
It was part of an old bamboo collection , one of the tubes was labelled " Krian" .
Most likely are all tubes are from that area..
Old example before 1900, beautiful colors,
the lower half has some glued spilts
Size total: 123 cm.
ø : 2 cm