TRIBAL FABRIC (2050mm XXL) Pua Kumbu War Blanket Wall Deco Traditional Textile Painting Borneo

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With 26 skulls locally known as Buah Sempuyong / Skull Basket decorated amongst Petara, Omen Bird and Mata Antu / Spirit’s Eye, this Pua Kumbu blanket, an Iban weaving, is definitely a War Textile during WWII with four of the most powerful headhunting rituals. It is likely a summary of 26 beheaded skulls from a single Dayak longhouse.

Ara/side: Omen Bird motif
Top Selakoh: Throne Of Petara
Bottom Selakoh: Pucuk Rebung / Bamboo shoot

Circa 1940-50. Sarawak, Borneo. Excellent for wall hanging & table deco.




Tribal Fabric

Pua kumbu of Borneo:
The Pua weaving or the Pua Kumbu is a ritual blanket used for religious ceremonies, festivals Gawai, ceremonies associated with birth, death, healing or soul-searching and war of headhunting. It serves as a means of communication between this world and the world of ancestors, spirits and gods. All the dyes used in the traditional Pua Kumbu are vegetable and fruit(mango stein-reddish color) origin.

Height: 205 cm / 80.7 inches
Width: 132 cm / 52 inches
Weight: 1 kg / 2.2 lb

After packing: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb

Condition: Some discoloration and tear, the largest tear measures 5 x 3 cm / 2 x 1.2 inch but otherwise this an exceedingly powerful and rare tribal fabric of the Iban tribe, and very beautiful too.

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Weight 1.5 kg






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1 review for TRIBAL FABRIC (2050mm XXL) Pua Kumbu War Blanket Wall Deco Traditional Textile Painting Borneo

  1. Tribal Art

    beautiful ornaments, museum quality, fast response and shipping.. well packed.. highly recommended.

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