An elaborate beadwork box stated to be made by the Dayak people of Kalimantan, Indonesia, or Borneo. The beading, a combination of trade beads and nasa shells, is fashioned over a woven basket which is partially covered by an old cloth. The design features a stylized flower and lizards. This is an excellent example of tribal art. The stated provenance for this item is that it was part of the Van den Hout Collection. Marius Van den Hout was a Dutch official with the Indonesian government in the years prior to WWII. Length 4 ins (10cm), width 4 ins (10cm), depth 5 ins (12.75cm). Weight 234 grams. In perfect condition with no losses or damage. This item can be seen in the book, "Antique Boxes - Inside and Out", on page 32.
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