This section showcases the small tribal sculptures of Asian Borneo. Figures like these were used on coffins or on on the main entrance outside of villages or homes. These figures act as guardian to the villages. They guarded inhabitants against illness and misfortune borne by evil spirits. Apart from this, these statues reminds raiders of the consequences of attacking the villages.
Asian Borneo small tribal sculptures must has number of important character. They have powerful body and normally equipped with tribal weapons. As well as, a very fierce expression and outlook. Therefore, these figures were also used as powerful guardians to the villages or longhouses.
Small tribal sculptures are ideal for indoor home decorations. They are made of ironwood and last for ages and many centuries. Ironwood is very tough and difficult to find. It is also known as belian wood in our local language. Therefore, these small tribal sculptures are difficult to carve as well as very lasting and durable. The texture of the wood is very beautiful and it has a very high density and heavy.
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