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 Post subject: Dayak Backpack
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:29 pm 
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This old and beautiful Dayak backpack came out of a home in Northern California. Other than this piece there were no ethnographic pieces. The woman was a packrat and must have acquired it more or less by accident. Dimensions are 19" x 10" x 6" This is the only example of this type I've ever seen. I have other Dayak pieces in my collection if others are interested.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:35 am 
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Have you posted the (beautiful) basket on the Tribal textile shopping forum because you are interested in selling it and members can contact you direct if they are interested? If you only wishe to share (thanks verymuch) then I will transfer the thread to the 'General' forum.

I have edited the photo to conform to the protocol of the forum re photo size.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:00 pm 
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Pamela,
I meant to put the Dayak backpack on the "General" site. Sorry, I was new to the site.

Bruce

No problem at all - duly moved! Pamela


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:06 am 
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My husband Chris Court, wrote a phonology of Bedayuh Dayak/Iban) in the mid sixties, and did his fieldwork in the first division of Sarawak. He, and many others, would love to see more baskets!

Sandie

I was intrigued by the "female" form of the basket. Is that common?javascript:emoticon('8)')

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 5:52 am 
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I'd be very interested in seeing and knowing more about your basket collection


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 Post subject: Dayak Backpack
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:06 am 
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I have a very good book on Borneo baskets, and you will find information there about this type, and the techniques employed to make it.

Here is the reference for the book:

"Iban Baskets" by Jean-Francois Blehaut published by Sarawak Literary Society ISBN 983-9115-03-0


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 8:23 am 
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Hi All-
Something has been bothering me about this basket: it really doesn't look like the baskets in the Iban basket book- there's nothing quite like it, ie in two parts with these shapes; bottoms yes, but no tops like this one. I cannot tell exactly, but is the basket Baskogen shows lacquered? It looks as though it could be, which would suggest that it is not Iban, as they don't seem to use lacquer. I suspect that this basket is from the Karen people in Thailand, as shown in Paul and Elaine Lewis' wonderful book The Peoples of the Golden Triangle, p.279. It is a bit difficult to see the exact weaving patterns in the photos, but they're more clear in the book.

Thoughts anyone?


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 Post subject: mea culpa
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 8:33 am 
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In my enthusiasm, I just posted photos from a book without getting prior permission... I will write to the Lewis' and see if we can use their photographs in the future. But for now, I will at least give the details for complete attribution:

Lewis, Paul and Elaine; Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Six Tribes in Thailand; Thames and Hudson, London, 1984 ISBN 0-500-97314-8

Sorry!

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