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BEAUTIFUL BATAK ARTIFACT Bamboo Container Medicine Jewelry Jewel Document Box
Price: USD 190.00
Shipping Price: USD 36.00
Stock Balance: 1 PC
Posted: 7th Nov 11 Updated: 8th Nov 11
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Borneoartifact item number: MC 0249
One of the finest Batak container in my collection, featuring carved plantation calendar on old bamboo, whereas the stopper resembling a Naga Morsarang is carved from wood.
Inset is hollow, usually for storing medicine, jewelry and document.
Circa 1980, mint.
Height: 30 cm / 11.8 inches each
Diameter: 7 cm / 2.8 inches
Weight: 0.4 kg / 0.88 lb
Batak is a collective term used to identify a number of ethnic groups found in the highlands of North Sumatra Indonesia.
Their heartland lies to the west of Medan.
In fact the Batak include several groups with distinct, albeit related, languages and customs (adat).
The Toba Batak believe that they originate from one ancestor Si Raja Batak, everyone else descended from him.
A family tree that defines the father-son relationship among Batak people is called tarombo.
Toba Batak are known traditionally for their weaving, wood carving and especially ornate stone tombs.
Their burial and marriage traditions are very rich and complex.
The burial tradition includes a ceremony in which the bones of ones ancestors are re interred several years after death.
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