The Dayak Shield of Nunukan

KBRN, Nunukan: Dayak Shield is one of the important material cultures made by the creative hands of Borneo native people. Beautiful craft-work consisting of many motifs is one of these shield trademarks. 

The vastness of Borneo Island and the diversity of Dayak sub-ethnic culture itself also enrich the uniqueness of the motifs that have been made. 

Those particular motifs are not for aesthetic purposes only, but also to represent the ideas of the creator. Life experience and emotions are present on the shield as a symbolical motif. The motif which is carved on the shield bears the symbol of identity, religiosity, hope, masculinity, and courage. (Dhani Hadi Wijoyo)

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