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Indonesia ~ Sumatra | "This armband (Copper alloy, copper, 19-18th century or earlier) made by the Toba Batak of North Sumatra and ornamented with a lizard and the mythical creature, the 'singa' exemplifies the quality of sculptural expressiveness achieved in casting metal artifacts" | Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago'

Indonesia ~ Sumatra | "This armband (Copper alloy, copper, 19-18th century or earlier) made by the Toba Batak of North Sumatra and ornamented with a lizard and the mythical creature, the 'singa' exemplifies the quality of sculptural expressiveness achieved in casting metal artifacts" | Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago'

Indonesia ~ Sumatra | Woman's bracelet from the Minangkabau people | Wood, gold leaf, metal and paint | 19th to early 20th century

Indonesia ~ Sumatra | Woman's bracelet from the Minangkabau people | Wood, gold leaf, metal and paint | 19th to early 20th century

Buffalo Ornament | Hiasan dan ornamen khas batak yang terdapat pada pinggiran rumah adat Batak.

Buffalo Ornament | Hiasan dan ornamen khas batak yang terdapat pada pinggiran rumah adat Batak.

Indonesia ~ North Sumatra | Solid cast ear ornaments ~ Padung-Padung ~ from the Karo Batak people | 19th century | High grade silver, completely solid and together weigh more than 1.5 kgs | POR ||| Insert shows a Karo Batak woman, ca 1900, wearing prominent padung-padung

Indonesia ~ North Sumatra | Solid cast ear ornaments ~ Padung-Padung ~ from the Karo Batak people | 19th century | High grade silver, completely solid and together weigh more than 1.5 kgs | POR ||| Insert shows a Karo Batak woman, ca 1900, wearing prominent padung-padung

Granary door, Indonesia, Sumatra

Granary door, Indonesia, Sumatra

Pottery making by Batak women in Tarutung, Indonesia, ca. 1900.

Pottery making by Batak women in Tarutung, Indonesia, ca. 1900.

"These twisted bracelets (Gold, 19th century) from South Sumatra are embellished with 'naga' heads.  Naga bracelets and anklets tipped with lotus buds persisted long after the passing of Hindu-Buddhist beliefs" | Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago', page 34

"These twisted bracelets (Gold, 19th century) from South Sumatra are embellished with 'naga' heads. Naga bracelets and anklets tipped with lotus buds persisted long after the passing of Hindu-Buddhist beliefs" | Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago', page 34

Ancestor Figure (Siraha Salawa or Siraha Nomo)    Date:      19th–early 20th century  Geography:      Indonesia, Nias Island  Culture:      Ono Niha people  Medium:      Wood  Dimensions:      H. 25 x W. 6 1/4 x D. 6 in. (63.5 x 15.9 x 15.2 cm)  Classification:      Wood-Sculpture

Ancestor Figure (Siraha Salawa or Siraha Nomo) Date: 19th–early 20th century Geography: Indonesia, Nias Island Culture: Ono Niha people Medium: Wood Dimensions: H. 25 x W. 6 1/4 x D. 6 in. (63.5 x 15.9 x 15.2 cm) Classification: Wood-Sculpture

Indonesia ~ Aceh | Girdle ~ 'talòë ki iëng' ~ gold and silver | 19th - 20th century ||  Source; http://issuu.com/kitpublishers/docs/living_with_indonesian_art

Indonesia ~ Aceh | Girdle ~ 'talòë ki iëng' ~ gold and silver | 19th - 20th century || Source; http://issuu.com/kitpublishers/docs/living_with_indonesian_art

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