Manuscript - Treebark, Wood - Pustaha - Batak - Sumatra, Indonesia

Description
Manuscript - Treebark, Wood - Pustaha - Batak - Sumatra, Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Original and unique Pustaha book, used by the shaman (priest) of the north Sumatran Batak tribe. The book contains rituals and recipes for both white and black magic. The pages are of flattened tree bark. The book is protected by a wooden cover with a protective gecko. The sleekly designed stand and frame are specially made for this unique book.
Book is 16 x 13 x 4 cm

Lot details
Object
Manuscript
Indigenous object name
Pustaha
Ethnic group/ culture
Batak
Region/ country
Sumatra, Indonesia
Material
Treebark, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
44×44×15 cm
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