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Batak Medicine Bone

This carved cow bone with lizard motif was made by the Batak people from the highlands of North Sumatra in Indonesia. The ornately decorated bone is hollow and used to store medicinal herbs. A figurative carved wooden head is used for a stopper. The lizard or "boraspatini tano" is a luck and fertility symbol and is a very popular decorative motif of this region.

This carved cow bone with lizard motif was made by the Batak people from the highlands of North Sumatra in Indonesia. The ornately decorated bone is hollow and used to store medicinal herbs. A figurative carved wooden head is used for a stopper. The lizard or "boraspatini tano" is a luck and fertility symbol and is a very popular decorative motif of this region.

Batak Medicine Bone

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IN THE STYLE OF: The Batak People (Maker)
COUNTRY: Sumatra, Indonesia
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Mid Century or Earlier
MATERIALS: Carved cow bone and carved wood
CONDITION: Excellent. Great. .
HEIGHT: 9 in. (23 cm)
WIDTH: 2 in. (5 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Asheville, NC
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: U1104208899154

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