3541: Soul Ship.

Ngaju Dayak. Borneo Island, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Wood, rattan. L: 26" (66 cm), W: 13.25" (33.7 cm), H: 19" (48.3 cm).
Soul ships were used to protect and assist the ancestors on their way to the afterlife.
The hornbill head on the bow with the wing like "V" shape of the upper hull, gives the appearance of a bird in flight.
Additionally, the unusual addition of a propeller, with the streamlined hull, allows the boat to quickly navigate the waters leading to next world.
There is a another bird at the at the top of the mast and three boatmen with shields, a sword and a gun.

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