This fine cast brass bracelet would have been by a Dayak man. It is perfectly round with flattened contours giving it almost a sculptural quality.
The Dayak people are indigenous to the island of Borneo which is shared by three countries: Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. The pair here are believed to have been collected from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo.
It has a splendid patina, with clear age, and is in excellent condition. It is highly wearable.
Chin, L., Cultural Heritage of Sarawak, Sarawak Museum, 1980.
Invernizzi Tettoni, L. & E. Ong, Living in Sarawak, Thames & Hudson, 1996.