A Dyak warrior’s helmet from Borneo

Item:
933
Region:
S E Asia
Type:
Armour
Description:
A Dyak warrior’s helmet from Borneo, 19th Century. The skull is made from finely woven bamboo, and has an array of boar’s tusks fastened around the sides. The front retains a small tuft of hair (human?) secured by a deposit of gum or resin. The Dyaks were renowned as headhunters in the 19th century. Excellent age patina overall
Metrics:
Price:
£550