Beautiful, intricate, genuine hand crafted Dayak tribal necklace.
Each Dayak Necklace is carefully handmade with love in Borneo, Indonesia. We are only able to source a small number of pieces of these necklaces.
The Dayak or Dyak or Dayuh are the native people of Borneo. It is a loose term for over 200 riverside and hill-dwelling ethnic subgroups, located principally in the central and southern interior of Borneo, each with its own dialect, customs, laws, territory and cultures.
These beautiful necklaces are worn by woman and girls for traditional worship ceremonies ? ceremonies of joy & celebration. Wedding ceremonies, celebration of a new harvest and the inauguration of a new custom house and the presenting of all family clusters, all ceremonies involve a variety of traditional dancing and singing, art performances, sacrificial sacrifice?s and many blessings.
The pattern/ color of the beading may vary from one necklace to the next, as each necklace is uniquely handcrafted.
The necklace is not a tourist tat, it is a genuine ceremonial piece used in the traditional celebrations.
Terrapin Trading hope to connect, learn, share and support the craftspeople involved in the process of creating these ceremonial necklaces, supporting their ancient skills, cultures and traditions.