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lime container from the Batak tribe #40 (IMC040)

An early Batak bamboo container for the storage of lime, used in betel chewing. Finely executed engravings of curvilinear, tree of life, in negative with straight lines engraved as positive to enhance the effect of the work. Four bands of minute triangular chips, one on top and the other at the bottom. Carved base and distinctively shaped lid are from wood.
This type of lime container, which is shorter, was used exclusively by women of Toba and PakPak /Dairi Batak.

Item Weight : 87g
Dimension : 11cm x 7cm x 5.5cm

Price : 135.00 USD
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