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From all the crafts around the world, it looks like rattan handmade products from Borneo are the most unique and distinctive.
In addition, Borneo handicrafts products have been around a long time, and from the beginning until now is still in great demand by the public, both local and foreign.
Well, the demand is not surprising considering the various rattan products made in Borneo as day to day products and also fashionable accessories.
Anjat is a backpack made of woven rattan which is handcrafted by Dayak tribe in East Kalimantan. Shaped like a tube, Anjat has an average height of about 40 cm with a circle of about 25 cm. It usually varies according to need. Anjat does not wear lid, but the top is equipped with small bracelets made of woven rattan and fitted with rope. When the rope is pulled, the upper part of the choke will pursed so that the anjat closes. Besides being used for carrying goods when traveling, for the men of Dayak tribe, Anjat serve as a container for supplies while hunting into the forest. In addition, Anjat can also be used to store clothes or food when going gardening.
Dayaks are ethnic groups that have traditionally lived in the forests in both the Malaysian and Indonesian sides of Borneo.
Dayak men traditionally wore loincloths and had elaborate tattoos running up their shoulders. Sometimes they covered much of their body with tattoos. Women wore knee-length sarongs and went topless.
Men and women, boy and girls all used to sometimes wear clusters of brass earrings that pulled their ears and made gaping holes in their ear lobes, pulling them down to their shoulders. Some Dayak women used to stretch their earlobes with rings, put tattoos on their hands and put gold on all their teeth.