Mortar Pestle 510mm Lesung Dayak Bahau Statue Guardian Figurine Paddy Farming Artifact Sculpture

$1,000.00

A massive aged Borneo Lesung / Wooden Pestle, it’s terrapin / fresh water turtle body made entirely of wood, the Apo Kayan Ancestral Guardian carved in spectacular fashion on the turtle’s back, it’s eye decorated with seashells.

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Mortar Pestle / Traditional Borneo Lesung. In Borneo the Lesung refers to a tool for punching substance, usually pepper and rice. Aristocrat pestle, the pestle comes without a mortar, and rarely used. Circa 1965, a one and only Dayak Bahau artpiece.

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Pestle (H x L x W): 24 x 51 x 24 cm / 9.4 x 20.1 x 9.4 inches

Weight: 6 kg / 13 lb

After packing: 8 kg / 17 lb

The Bahau is an ethnic group in West Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. They are the same tribes that carry the infamous Hudog Mask and Hudog Dance. Bahau Modang is a sub tribe of the Apo Kayan Bahau.

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