Among the Kayan and other Dyak peoples of Borneo, an elaborately carved door indicated aristocratic status within the traditional longhouse. Mythical creatures signifying protection emanate from the handle of this elegantly carved example.
Title: Door with protective symbols (baa betamen)
Date Created: early 20th century
Physical Dimensions: Overall: 44 x 20 1/2 x 3 in. (111.76 x 52.07 x 7.62 cm)