2687: Ritual Staff.

Iban Dayak. Sarawak State, Borneo Island, Malaysia.
Wood, pigments. H: 101" (256.5 cm). 19th to early 20th century.
Rare extra tall shaman's staff with cut-off wood clacker and topped by a carved/painted image of a hornbill feather.
During a ceremony, Iban shaman's would continuously pound the staff on the longhouse floor
to make a loud noise, meant to scare away bad spirits.

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