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ONE PAIR OLD BATAK MEDICINE CHAMBER BOX CONTAINER Artifact Statue Image Icon
Price: USD 590.00
Shipping Price: USD 30.00
Stock Balance: 1 PC
Posted: 14th May 12 Updated: 16th May 12
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Borneoartifact item number: MC 0269
A pair of old Batak container, each hollow body made of real cow/buffalo horn, whereas each stopper shaped in the typical Gana-Gana Batak warrior are carved from wood.
For storing medicine or jewelry.
Height: 26 & 27 cm / 10.2 & 10.6 inches
Base: 6.5 - 7.5 cm / 2.6 - 3 inches
Weight: 0.6 kg / 1.3 lb
After packing: 1.3 kg / 2.8 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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