AMAZING SCULPTURE 850mm/33″ SACRED HORNBILL BIRD Kenyalang Figure Statue Animal

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A (850mm/33.5 inches in length) Burung Kenyalang / Hornbill bird made in spectacular fashion from medium hardwood, adorn with typical Dayak motifs of Tree Of Life, Buah Berinjan / Creeper Vine & Mata Aso / Dragons Eye.

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Base of HORNBILL BIRD is decorated with an Aso Naga / Dragon. Circa 2000.

This BIRD is more beautiful in real life. Stunning collection for dining to guest hall and your garden. Please do not expose it to outdoor weather as I have never done so. Thus, it may destroy the BIRD. The HORNBILL BIRD is detachable for easy handling.

Such Kenyalang hornbill were used for ritual purposes. Thus, placed at the Sadau before placing it at the Ruai / chief varendah.

A ceremony to drive away bad spirits is seen with head or skull trophy of the longhouse. Then, taken down from their clusters. Shortly, after the skulls have been brought to the feast chiefs varendah. Then, one man kills a chicken and smears its blood on the sacred HORNBILL BIRD statue. Subsequently, rice wine is served and the feast begin. Thus, this is a very similar ritual to some of my old textiles, the pua kumbu.

Length: 85 cm / 33.5 inches
Height: 56 cm / 22 inches
Width: 18 cm / 7.1 inches

Weight: 2 kg / 4.4 lb
After packing: 4 kg / 8.8 lb
Volumetric weight(HxWxL/5000): 5 kg / 11 lb

I will ship this HORNBILL via Courier Service(5-7 working days) worldwide, insured.

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

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