BAHAU BEADED HAT
Dimensions: Height 8.5", Width 4.75"
B144.....BAHAU BEADED HAT
A traditional Bahau Dayak beaded hat, skillfully woven with fine rattan strips, finished with red trade cloth (a traditional color used in hats and baby carriers), adorned with Late 19th Century to Early 20th Century beadwork of fine seed beads arranged in an intricate fashion with various colors. 8 Dutch coins attached surrounding the 2 central beadwork panels, 2 as early as 1918 and 1919 , rest are dutch and islamic (?) coins from around 1945, suggesting that it was either re-attached later. Two attachments, one on each side, consisting of various sized teeth and colored beads. A very fine condition hat , well used , well kept.