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> TO097 TUNGGAL PANALUAN 500-770mm THREE BATAK POLE Ritual Stick Ceromonial Statue Old
TUNGGAL PANALUAN 500-770mm THREE BATAK POLE Ritual Stick Ceromonial Statue Old
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Posted: 17th Feb 14
Updated: 3rd Nov 14
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Borneoartifact item number: TO 097
A collection of three Toba Batak ceremonial poles (locals call them Tunggal Panaluan), each amazingly carved from single pieces of wood by the Toba Batak in Sumatra for their rituals in connection with headhuntings, farmings and initiation for young men in the past.
Circa 1980 collection, absolutely beautiful, well kept, great condition.
Height: 50 - 77 cm / 19.7 - 30.3 inches
Diameter(largest point): 2.5 - 5 cm / 1 - 2 inches
Weight: 0.7 kg / 1.5 lb
After packing: 2 kg / 4.4 lb
During such ceremonies especially the save, men who participated in the rituals had to eat plain rice on banana leaves for 5 consecutive days, to abstain from any contact with women or indulge in any act that would provoke the deities protecting them.
By observing such taboo, it was believed that the men would strengthen their souls, and make the brave in battles, as well as, to ask the deities for good harvests and for protection of the from evil spirits.
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