Category: Indonesia

Palm Wine Container

Palm Wine Container

Asian Palm Wine Container Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Batak Place: Indonesia, Karo Batak, N. Sumatra Media: Describe materials Dims:16 x 7 in. (41 x 18 cm) Date: c. 1920 Description: “These bamboo vessels were used to carry water or tuak, a much favored alcoholic...
Skirt

Skirt

Name Here Skirt Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Taman Dyak Place: Southeast Asia Media: Beads and pineapple fiber Dims: 14.7 x 32.5 in. (37.3 x 82.5 cm) Date: c. 1875 – early 20th C. Description: This panel features two design elements classic to Taman beadwork....
House Model

House Model

Asian House Model Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Toraja Place: Southeast Asia Media: Wood, bamboo, and pigment Dims: 28.25 x 33.5 x 8.5 in, (71.76 x 85.09 x 21.59 cm) Date: Mid 20th century Description: Ritual houses are not the first thing that comes to mind when I...
Sword

Sword

Name Asian Sword Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Mamasa Torajan Place: South Sulawsi Island Media: Wood, metal, rattan, horn Dims: 27 x 2.5 in. Date: Early 20th C. Description: The ambiguity that shrouds the Torajan sword fascinates me. I wonder if this sword was used...