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> MC0311 BUFFALO HORN 200mm JEWELRY CONTAINER Batak Tribal Artifact Jewel Box Figure RARE
BUFFALO HORN 200mm JEWELRY CONTAINER Batak Tribal Artifact Jewel Box Figure RARE
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Posted: 6th Nov 13
Updated: 16th Jun 14
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Borneoartifact item number: MC 0311
A rare type of Batak container, stopper carved from wood, whereas body is carved from real domestic buffalo horn/antler(inset is naturally hollow), adorn with lizard Batak motifs.
For storing medicine or jewelry.
Height with stand: 24 cm / 9.4 inches
Container height: 20 cm / 7.9 inches
Container base: 6 x 4.5 cm / 2.4 x 1.8 inch
Weight: 0.1 kg / 0.22 lb
After packing: 0.4 kg / 0.8 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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