BABY BATHTUB 1670mm Child Carrier Aristocrat Dayak Heirloom Borneo Bird Statue Figure Figurine Bowl Basin

$2,200.00

A massive Dayak piece, not a tray for offering,food or herbs but a traditional baby bathtub measuring 1670mm end to end. The Rhinoceros Hornbill bird is detachable, a one and only. An Aso Guardian decorates the stand. Stand included. A 13 inches tall insect bottle & a pack of cigarettes was photoed together to appreciate the size of this amazing sculpture.

Description

Description

BABY BATHTUB / Child Basin Bowl, a handmade piece, a one and only piece. Used only during the final reintegration ritual in the 1st month. Like new, no decay to this artpiece. Iban tribe, Borneo. More carrier here.

Length: 167 cm / 65.7 inches
Height: 60 cm / 23.6 inches

Width: 35.5 cm / 14 inches

Weight: 10.8 kg / 23.8 lb
After packing: 15 kg / 33 lb

Volumetric weight(HxWxL/5000): 25 kg / 55 lb

In Iban childbirth after delivery, the umbilical cord are quickly stored away in a jar and taken immediately across river and buried in a special plot known as ‘the cemetery of the afterbirth’. Infancy in the Iban communities, firstly, ‘tasting salt’; secondly, ‘introducing the day’ and ‘naming’ infants and thirdly, ‘bathing’. These three rituals signal the end of the mother’s confinement and marks the final ritual reintegration of her and her infant into the longhouse community. The ritualistic baby bathtub was used only once during the final ritual in the 1st month.

I will ship via Courier Service Aramex, 8-10 working days worldwide. Insured.

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