Antique Holder, Toba Batak, Indonesia.
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920: item # 623480
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A holder from the Toba Batak people living in North Sumatra. The brass handle decorated with blossoms and plaits made in the lost wax casting technique. The lower section made of two iron slices. For a quite similar item see: Achim Sibeth - Les Batak - Editions Olizane, page 231, described as a flintstone holder. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: 14 cm long. Weight: 144 gram.