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The function of statue for Dayak Tribe
Dayak Tribe knows statue carving which functions as charm, and ceremonial equipment and tools.


Statue as Charm
Statue used as the charm is made of various types of timber which is considered effective to expel diseases or refresh the spirit of sick people.


Statue as the Ceremonial Equipment
Small statues for ceremonial equipment are usually used for custom ceremony such as pelas tahun, kuagnkai and other custom parties. This small statue is made of various materials, such as timber, bamboo and also sticky rice.


Statue as Ceremonial Tool
The example of statue as ceremonial tool is blontang statue which is made of ulin timber. The height of statue is around 2-4 meters and the bottom part is implanted on the ground of 1 meter deep.


The Pattern of Dayak Carving
Dayak Tribe has unique pattern or design in every carving. Usually they use natural pattern such as plants, animals, and other form that they believe as the spirit of gods such as Naang Brang, Pen Lih, Deing Wung Loh, and so forth.

 

 

       

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