A Toba-Batak carved wood ancestor staff

Lot 353: A Toba-Batak carved wood ancestor staff A magical staff carved with animals and anthropomorphic figures, the figure at the top decorated with hairs. North Sumatra, ca. 1900. L 126 cm. Some cracks in the wood and covered with a dark pigment. Auction date: September 12, 2018Estimate: EUR 300-400,- Auction house: Venduehuis der Notarissen, Den Haag, The Netherlands Do…

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A lot of five various Ikat textiles

Lot 343: A lot of five various Ikat textiles A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man’s shoulder cloths in brown, orange, beige, blue and red with depictions of lobsters, men on horses (often part of a dowry for a marriage), roosters (animals of ritual sacrifice) and fish. Lobsters can regenerate their limbs in a process of renewal…

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A lot of five various Ikat textiles

Lot 344: A lot of five various Ikat textiles A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man’s shoulder cloths in brown, beige, red and blue with depictions of roosters (animals of ritual sacrifice), skull trees (references to the headhunting practices of the Sumba people. A stylized depiction of a skull tree often functioned as a family crest) and…

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A lot of five various Ikat textiles

Lot 345: A lot of five various Ikat textiles All textiles produced in the colours brown, beige, red and blue. A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man’s shoulder cloths with depictions of birds, prawns (symbols of rejuvenation), horses (often part of a dowry for a marriage), lobsters and cockerels. Lobsters can regenerate their limbs in a process…

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A lot of five various Ikat textiles

Lot 346: A lot of five various Ikat textiles All textiles produced in the colours brown, beige, red and blue. A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man’s shoulder cloths with depictions of roosters (animals of ritual sacrifice) and fish. (240×98 cm.) Another pair of shoulder cloths with depictions of roosters and snakes. (255×112 cm.) One single Ikat…

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