Quando il sacro diventa business: gli ikat del Borneo


  • Tiziana Ciavardini Università di Bologna



Parole chiave:

'Dayak', 'Iban', Weawing, rituals, ikat


This paper is drawn from a more extensive research conducted by the author in Borneo in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan Barat. The Dayak are divided into several groups the best known is called Iban. The material culture of the Iban is characterized by a particular tissue called Ikat or also 'pua Kumbu'. These handmade cloths are used during rituals and in any religious practice. The only way available to preserve the art of weaving ikat is in the preservation of oral history: from mother to daughter down the art of ikat was always a device to communicate our identity.

Biografia autore

Tiziana Ciavardini, Università di Bologna

Univ. Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia, P.zza Verdi 3, I-40100, Bologna, Italy

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Come citare

Ciavardini, T. (2014). Quando il sacro diventa business: gli ikat del Borneo. EtnoAntropologia, 2(1), 49–56. https://doi.org/10.1473/87


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