THREE MEDICINE CHAMBER Batak Simalungun Container Box Bottle Statue Sculpture


Borneoartifact item number: MC 0260
A set of three old Tempat Obat / medicine container Batak Simalungun, each bottle carved from quality hardwood, featuring two female and a male Batak Warrior on flora background. Top decorated with real feathers. Circa 1980. More beautiful in real life.

Height with feathers: 44 – 47 cm / 17.3 – 18.5 inches each
Diameter: 14 – 15 cm / 5.5 – 5.9 inches

Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb
After packing 3.5 kg / 7.7 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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Published on:17/01/2018

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