Posted by Frans van Wessel on August 20, 1999 at 23:08:24:
My wife and I collect javanese antiques and want to extent
our collection with items from other Indonesian islands and
especially Kalimantan. My wife is Indonesian and in 3 weeks
we'll be going there for our next trip.
We will meet a indonesian collector who is offering a Dayak
Bahau longhouse ladder and a Modang ancestor statue. He
claims they are early 20th century and made of ironwood (kayu besi ulin )
How can I determine if they are really that old and that they are
made of ironwood ?? Also example pictures are highly
appreciated , I've been searching the net for some day now but I didn't
find any yet.
Please help !!!!
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