HAIR SLIDE / Traditional piece from the Dayak tribes of Borneo. Suitable as crown too. More hairpin / headdress / hair slide here.
Size: 24 x 9.5 cm / 9.4 x 3.7 inches
Pin length: 30.5 cm / 12 inches
Weight: 0.15 kg / 0.3 lb
After packing: 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb
The Dayak or Dyak or Dayuh are the native people of Borneo. It is a loose term for over 200 riverine and hill-dwelling ethnic subgroups. Located principally in the central and southern interior of Borneo. Hence, each with its own dialect, customs, laws, territory and culture, although common distinguishing traits are readily identifiable. Therefore, Dayak languages are categorized as part of the Austronesian languages in Asia. The Dayak were animist in belief. However, many converted to Islam and since the 19th century there has been mass conversion to Christianity.