|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||Before 1897|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898|
Flat piece of wood carved to leave a pattern in high relief. The block is inked and pressed onto the skin as a guide for the tattooing. Pattern for a Kayan woman's thigh tattoo. This is an example of an ida lima, or five-line pattern, used by the wives and daughters of chiefs. Almost identical to P238. On the back, a drawing of part of another, four-line thigh design.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Article] Shelford, R., and Hose, Charles. 1906. "Materials for a Study of Tatu in Borneo". The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. XXXVI. pg. 1-48 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate VIII, Fig. 2||View Objects related to this Type Citation|
|[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 138, Fig. 2||View Objects related to this Type Citation|
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