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 Post subject: mystery pua
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 Post subject: Pua Kumbu Nabau
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Dear MAC

The photo of the first pua you posted isn't very clear when I zoom in as it's not high resolution, and so it's difficult to tell what exactly the pattern is. I say 'resembling' the deer pattern because the pattern itself is not the deer pattern but I can clearly see horns, which almost always mean the horns of a deer. So is it the deer pattern or not? Technically, it is not. Which begs the question: what horns? Deer horns but on a body that does not look remotely like the deer pattern. Only the weaver herself would know for sure what she wove.

It is an old pattern because I have seen this pattern before in the Sarawak Museum collection, and the blanket which has this pattern looked very old.

Having said all that, the deer pattern is one of the most common and innocuous patterns in Iban textile pattern taxonomy. It is the pattern a beginner would weave, as deers are harmless and benign creatures which protect, and never harm.

Aattched is the deer pattern.


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Dear MAC

I hesitate to call all snake-like patterns NABAU. Nabau is a very specific creature - a mythical water serpent who is a goddess of great wonder and mystique and immensely powerful. I would equate her to Hera (the estranged and jealous wife of Zeus the Greek god) in power, strength and characteristic. She is aggressive, moody, highly volatile and prone to outbursts.

Most snake-like patterns are not the nabau but rather another species of snake. In fact, the nabau is very rare. How I wish dealers and misinformed writers on the subject would at least do their research before calling all snake-like patterns nabau.

There are various types of snake patterns:

1. Nabau (mythical water serpent, the most poisonous) - only to be woven by a supreme master weaver when commanded by the goddess herself, and the blanket must be flanked with either the white or yellow selvedge, which makes the NABAU pattern extremely rare.

2. Tedong (King Cobra) - again, only a master weaver spiritually strong enough (with powerful charms) to neutralise the deadly venom of the cobra would brave this challenge.

3. Sawa (Python) - an experienced weaver would brave the wrestle with the python and its mate or young.

4. Kendawang (Viper) - most weavers 'play' with the viper and add it to their selvedges and side vertical borders.


What you have, MAC, is the Sawa Beranak, or Python and Child. A mother python curls protectively around its young; a pictorial allegory of the python guardian spirit guarding a warrior.

In between the python are various 'food' offerings to appease the spirit of the python. The 'food' could be anything, from human flesh to lesser spiritual beings - only the weaver would have known what kind of 'food' she wove.

Yes, snake patterns are found in the Saribas too. The snake pattern is pretty common and universal to all Iban as the snake features prominently in our cosmology and pantheon.


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Dear Vernon,

I am new to this forum, and probably should have posted a reply rather than starting a new topic, as I did. Please look for it. It is about a cloth that seems similar to the one you uploaded, isi.jpg and I would like some information on it. Can I ask you to look for the new topic? http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... php?t=2329

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 Post subject: Re: Pua Kumbu Nabau
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