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 Post subject: Beaded Iban Bag
PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:11 pm 
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Since the subject is Iban, I thought I would bring out a few old Iban pieces. This one has a bottom fringe of leather strips with about two inches of soft hair attached. Because of the softness, I would presume it is monkey, but who knows. Another thing I find interesting is the decoration at the top which is old zipper pulls. I believe this was collected in the 30's by the grandfather of a Dutch friend. On the other two pieces I got from my friend the decoration war of 19th century coins with Dutch on one side and Indonesian on the other side. In any case the beades are very old wit5h a patina of use. Anyone know anything more about the piece?

Bill


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:41 pm 
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Bill,

I love both the bags you have posted but I think this one best of all. I tend to think of a 'patina' on a basket but yes, these beads most definitely have a lovely patina of use.

I can't tell you anything about either of the bags but I agree with your sentiment of loving Iban textile, baskets and now beadwork.

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 Post subject: Bead Bag
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:35 am 
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Hi Bill,
This bead bag with hair fringe (probably goat or horse) is not from Borneo, but again from Timor Island. Same people as the twined bag from before. Great piece, by the way.
Mark

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:27 pm 
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Mark,

Thanks for the info on the Atoni bags. Just goes to show you can't take someone's word as to where a textile is from. Now my little collection of three Borneo bags has miraculously turned into a Timor Atoni collection. The magic of education. Hope to run into you again soon

Bill Hornaday


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