da1: Rattan Cutter.

Kayanic Dayak complex (probably Modang-Ga'ay). East Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia.
Hardwood, pigments. L: 26" (66 cm), H: 6.25" (15.9 cm), W: 6.25" (15.9 cm). 19th to early 20th century.
A pair of metal knife blades are stuck into the top of the front block piece, pointed inwards at various widths, to allow rattan to be pulled through and cut into strips.
Unusual example with protective mask painted in the colors of a classic Kayanic Hudoq dance mask.
The back flat panel has stylized dragon and ancestral spirit motifs.

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