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Dayak Headhunter Statue

  • $12000 USD

This statue is of a Iban headhunter dancing the 'ngajat'. It serves many purposes depending on the occasion. During Gawais, it is used to entertain the people who in the olden days enjoy graceful ngajats as a form of entertainment. Iban men and women have different styles of ngajat. The ngajat involves a lot of precise body-turning movements. The ngajat for men is more aggressive and depicts a man going to war, or a bird flying (as a respect to the Iban god of war, Singalang Burong).
Sword and feathers are detachable .
Color: Brown finish
Material: hand crafted in Acacia wood
Dimension : 44cm x 15cm x 12cm

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