This category has wide range of traditional carriers and storage for their daily items. Finely carved and beaded primitive traditional carriers from the tribe in south east asia, Indonesia. Ornaments with cultural aso dragon motif and also ancient treasure box.

This traditional carriers comprises woven rattan over a wooden base and an exterior embellished with a panel (aban). They are beaded with coloured glass beads, conus shell segments, yellow beads. As well as  old East Indies Dutch colonial coins, which are dated variously 1939 and 1945.

The traditional carriers central beaded panel has a central demon figure surrounded by white hornbill head motifs. The curled tendril-like motifs are characteristic of Kayan/Kenyah Dayak art. The panel is attached to the rattan frame by means of natural twine.

Conus shell slithers were a traditional form of money on Borneo. The glass beads used on the aban panel most probably are of European manufacture. Large quantities of these beads were imported into Borneo for use in necklaces, baby carriers, skirts and so on.

The traditional carriers retains its original wooden seat which sits inside the carrier on the wooden base. The seat can be lifted out completely.

It was believed that the souls of young children might wander and come into contact with disease and illness. In order to protect their babies, mothers would attach their babies to their carriers with prayer. Thus, the dramatic demonic figure on the beaded panel traditional carriers was designed to protect the child by scaring off marauding spirits.

A related baby carrier is illustrated in Gillow (1995, p. 128). Furthermore, several baby carrier beaded panels that are similar to that on this carrier are illustrated in Mingei(2005).

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CR0170 Tempat Madu Wood Honey Bottle (Tribe Bee Beehive Nectar Container Borneo Asia)

$230.00 $180.00

CR0168 BAHAU BORNEO ARTEFACT Old Aristocratic Baby Carrier Native Tribe Child Backpack Asian Culture

$660.00 $550.00

CR0167 LARGE 430mm TATTOO KIT Set Mallet Needle Ink Bowl Body Piercing Borneo Headhunter Dayak Symbol


CR0166 BABY CARRIER of BORNEO Toddler Child Backpack Tribe Tribal Asia Beads Rattan Wall Home Office Deco


CR0161 TRIBAL CHILD CARRIER 330x410mm Baby Bag Tribe Borneo Headhunter Artifact Beads Figure Statue Figurine

$260.00 $220.00

CR0163 TRADITIONAL CHILD CARRIER 360x390mm Baby Bag Tribe Tribal Borneo Backpack Sling

$235.00 $190.00

CR0153 MAMMAL ASO 370mm BABY CARRIER Tribal Child Backpack Sling asian BORNEO art

$295.00 $190.00

CR0152 Asian Artwork ASO DRAGON 320mm BABY CARRIER Tribal Child Backpack Sling Bag

$295.00 $190.00

CR0150 Dragon Statue 340mm DAYAk BABY CARRIER Tribal Child Backpack Sling Bag Native BORNEO

$295.00 $190.00

CR0149 ONE PAIR 360mm Dayak Borneo BABY CARRIER Tribal Child Backpack Sling Bag Native asian adornment

$600.00 $360.00

CR0172 INFANT CARRIER 460mm Traditional Child Backpack Tribal Asia Rattan Seashell Wall Home Office Deco


CR0173 INFANT BACKPACK 380mm Traditional Tribal Baby / Child Carrier Statue Figurine Bag