Divinatory calendar Batak Indonesia

Bamboo cylinder 34.7 high by 6.5 cm in diameter, base 8 cm in diameter.
The succession of our Pau scholar has led us to many researches to discover the use of certain objects.
In all honesty and objectivity, without the Internet, given the mass of magazines, books and catalogs to consult in the documentation, we might have given up, which, admit it would have been a shame!
Well, there, it was easier by the fact that he had indicated the origin of this beautiful engraved bamboo cylinder: Batak of the name of the people living north of Sumatra in Indonesia. They use this type of engraved bamboo as a zodiac calendar to calculate the best auspices of life events.
Two opposite longitudinal slits, pierced by two small hanging holes at the top, very beautiful engraving decoration with in particular two dragons forming a circle and various writings.
The base and top are reinforced with a darker surround.
Do not hesitate to ask us for photos or additional information by email or phone.

image
Related projects
(Français) Ancienne très grand bouilloire perse|:en]Ancient big persian kettle

Persian 18th century Chiseled red copper and cast bronze. The re-use of the central part which dates from the 18th century or earlier, completed

Lire la suite

Very large dionysian cup

Grand Tour 19ème siècle «Grand Tour»: grand cratère dionysiaque, seconde moitié XIXe, bronze patine médaille 24 X 36 X 26 cm. Ce modèle se

Lire la suite

Monkey eating a fruit

Thomas François Cartier 1879 – 1943 Enamelled terracotta with thick gray, brown and green glaze 22 X 10 X 21 cm. The author, a formidable

Lire la suite


Harvest table

19th century harvest table or winegrowers’table Oak top 100 X 113 cm, height 73 open, 113 closed. This type of tilting top table is also

Lire la suite

Rolling table

Jacques Adnet 1900 – 1984 Table / rolling service in chrome and mirror”. Frame in round and square chrome or nickel-plated tubes,

Lire la suite

Rocking Chair / Schaukelfauteuil” circa 1900

Thonet Frères Hot bent wood and cane 108 X 56 X 138 cm. Since Patriarch Michael, who had the idea of industrially manufacturing thermoformed wood

Lire la suite


Two safari armchairs

Kaare Klint Wood and leather. The Danish designer created this model in 1933, taking inspiration from English colonial removable chairs. It has

Lire la suite

Pedestal Element Of Crucifix

Pedestal Element Of Crucifix In Intarsia XVIIth Northern Italy Although fragmentary and presenting lacks and accidents, this element is

Lire la suite

Art-Nouveau garden

Large Art-Nouveau planter in silvered metal by Victor Saglier Silvered metal circa 1890, 12 X 39 X 18 cm, complete with its tray with its rings,

Lire la suite


Damasquine box

Silver Damasquine Iron Box 18.8 X 4.7 X 13.4 cm, Middle East, circa 1930. A light cleaning was enough for this lovely box with the slightly domed

Lire la suite

Galerie Lhoste