All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1960 item #1325155 (stock #3148)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Fine and rare Minangkabau song bird trap. I bought this in the old Dutch hill station of Bukittinggi Sumatra, Indonesia in 1988 and it was old then, so a circa 60 years old is a reasonable attribution as far as age goes. The Minangkabau are a matrilineal ethnic group from West Sumatra and Malaysia i.e. the women inherit the property rather than the men and this group plays an important current role in Indonesian politics...