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Antique Batak Shaman's Leather & Brass Bag "Salipi", Sumatra.

Antique Batak Shaman's Leather & Brass Bag "Salipi", Sumatra.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1900: Item # 1436726

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Galerie Hafner
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Galerie Hafner
Berne, Switzerland
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 $1,200
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A leather or skin bag with original wonderfully cast brass fittings, both ends of the chain in the form of a singha head, the mythical beast, totem for all Batak People. Shamans "datu" kept magical substances in these bags. Please compare to the "salipi" in the collection of the "Musee du Quai Branly" in Paris. Condition: wear to leather and few small holes. Dimension: leather bag: c. 30 high x 31 wide x 10.8 cm deep, chain: 2 x 44 cm long.
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