Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Bamboo Calendar

Batak Bamboo Calendar

Batak Bamboo Calendar also functions as an oracle instrument to predict the future and devine or auspicious days for travel or rituals. The actually inscribing on the calendar is done by a Datu pupil (Toba Batak Priest). It has a beautiful natural patina from age. Most of the inscription is in good condition.
Material: Bamboo
Size: 12.5"x2"x2"
Country: Indonesia-Sumatra
Date: 19th-20th Century

1 comment:

Dean said...

I'd like to see a picture of this, I have a bamboo Batak claendar that I acquired on p. Samosir many years ago, it is two cylinders 1 with a calendar grid withe good & bad days for planting and events (I think) and 1 with writing. I'd like to find someone who would value it.