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Sigale gale head ,batak,Sumatra

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Sigale gale  head ,batak,Sumatra
Sigale Gale Sumatra, Batak people. Wood, sculpture in round,26cm articulated eyebrows and tongue (with fiber cord in the neck a very strong expression A unique tradition within Batak sculpture are the puppets known as Sigale-gale. In former times , Sigale-gale appeared at funerals where they served as stand-ins for the sons of men who had no male children to perform their mortuary rites. from a french collector living in Bali since years


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