Cultural History In Focus | "High Status Markers in Low Relief: Carved Doors and Panels of Borneo" by Bernard Sellato

 

Women’s Workboard | Borneo | 19th - 20th Century | Inv #: 2006.127.12
© de Young Museum FAMSF

 
 

High Status Markers in Low Relief: Carved Doors and Panels of Borneo

 
 

by Bernard Sellato

 
 

This article was originally published in Musée Barbier-Mueller’s annual magazine, Arts & Cultures.

It is generously provided to Art of the Ancestors by Bernard Sellato and Musée Barbier-Mueller.

 
 

Painted and Carved House Panel
© Asian Civilisations Museum | Singapore

Work Board
© Yale University Art Gallery | Connecticut, USA

House Door
© Sarawak Museum | Malaysia

Work Board
© Yale University Art Gallery | Connecticut, USA

Painted and Carved House Panel
© The British Museum | United Kingdom

Carved Threshold and Door
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

Carved Panel
© Werner Forman Archive | Musée Barbier-Mueller | Switzerland

Carved House Panel
© Yale University Art Gallery | Connecticut, USA

Carved House Panel
© The British Museum | United Kingdom

 

© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

 

Bernard Sellato

Bernard Sellato Art of the Ancestors Steven G. Alpert
 
 

Bernard Sellato is a geologist (MSc 1973) and anthropologist (PhD 1987), former director (1999-2004) of the Institute of Research on Southeast Asia (IRSEA, now IrASIA) in Marseilles, France, and editor (1999-2008) of the journal Moussons. Social Science Research on Southeast Asia.

He currently is a Senior Researcher (emeritus), Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CNRS, EHESS, INaLCO), PSL Research University, Paris. He published a dozen books, including Hornbill and Dragon. Arts and Cultures of Borneo (1989, 1992), Nomads of the Borneo Rainforest (1989, 1994), and Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest (2012), as well as a large number of articles and book chapters.

Author’s Notes: Errata

 
 
Hornbill and Dragon Arts and Culture of Borneo Bernard Sellato
Nomads of the Borneo Rainforest The Economics Politics and Ideology of Settling Down Bernard Sellato
Beyond The Green Myth Borneo's Hunter Gatherers in the Twenty First Century Bernard Sellato

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Author | Bernard Sellato
Publication | Musée Barbier-Mueller’s Arts & Cultures
Issue | No2 — 2001
Publication Website | Arts & Cultures