Traditional Cloth, Iban weaving. Borneo.
Height: 83 cm / 32.7 inches
Width: 43 cm / 16.9 inches
Pua kumbu of Borneo:
The Pua weaving or the Pua Kumbu traditional cloth 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.