13 June 2011

FINE TRIBAL and ETHNOGRAPHIC ART of BATAK KARO part 2




Earring padung 19th century
Karo Batak
North Sumatra
Silver with gold inlaid design
Height 15.5 cm
Used as a headdress ornament these earrings were supported by the wearer’s headcloth.
The double spiral motif has its origins in the ancient dongson culture



Pair of earrings karadu kudung-kudung 19th - early 20th century
Karo Batak
North Sumatra
Gilded silver 
Height 13.5cm
Traditionally worn by aristocratic women at major adat rituals



Pair of earrings karadu kudung-kudung 19th - early 20th century
Karo Batak
North Sumatra
Gilded silver
Height 13cm








Necklace kalung berahmeni 19th century
Karo Batak
North Sumatra
Silver
Length 53cm, 43cm, 34cm
These necklaces were given to young girls as an initial bridewealth gift
to ensure the success of their eventual marriage




Ring cincin tapak gaja early 20th century
Karo Batak
North Sumatra
Gilded silver
Height 4cm
These traditional rings of karo origin served many purposes such as decorative amulets,
as tools for sorcerers and some were said to act as containers for magic potions.

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