Dog Design

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The Dog design is a very common motif of Borneo, and has many variations within the different tribes.

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Udo Asu

Udo Asu are traditional Kayan Borneo tattoos of dog designs (Kayan). These designs are from tatu-blocks in the Sarawak Museum.

Designed for the thigh of a man.
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This is a double dog design for the outside of a man's thigh.



Kowit

Barawan and Kenyah modification of the dog design, known as "hook" (kowit) pattern. From a tatu block in the Sarawak Museum (No. 1054-63)

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Iban

A native Dayak tribe of Borneo, Iban formerly the Sea Dayak have multiple variations of the dog design,

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and have also manipulted the design into a new motif, the scorpion or kala.

Kala: From a tatu block in the Sarawak Museum (No. 1054-69)
Kelingai Kala is for the thigh, arm or breast of a man. From a tatu block in the Sarawak Museum (No. 1054-99)

Others

Urang, also known as the "prawn pattern" is a variation of the Kenyan.
Uma Balubo;tribe unknown.

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