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>>1838 Iban penyamun
>>>shield
Subject: penyamun pirate / headhunting warrior
Culture: Iban / Sea Dayak
Setting: piracy, tribal warfare, Sarawak early-mid-19thc
Object: kliau shield








* American Museum of Natural History > Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples
"War shield 
Wood, human hair, plant fiber, paint 
20th century
The intricate decorations on this shield include patterns important in tattooing.  Shields and masks, like tattoo designs, protect the wearer."

* American Museum of Natural History > Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples









* > VIDE 1940 Land Dayak warrior kliau,