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The Iban of Borneo Talk by Michael Heppell

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Thursday 25 May 2017

The Iban of Borneo

Talk by Michael Heppell about the beaded garments and wealth of the Iban; their skill in weaving textiles and how these ‘trump Malay textiles’.

Mike is one of OATG’s overseas members visiting the UK from his home in Australia. In the 1970s he carried out his doctoral research amongst the Iban in the Batang Ai in Borneo. He has written books and articles on the Iban and other peoples in Borneo. Probably his most well-known book is ‘Iban Art: Sexual Selection and Severed Heads--Weaving, Sculpture, Tattooing and Other Arts of the Iban of Borneo’ jointly authored with Limbang Anak Melaka and Enyan Anak Usen. More recent is ‘The Seductive Warp Thread: An evolutionary history of Ibanic weaving’.

Location: The Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS.

Time: 6.15–8 p.m.


OATG events are free for members and £3 for non-members.


Please note that we regret that no disabled access will be available that day. We are very sorry about the inconvenience caused.

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