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Old 18th February 2018, 05:28 PM   #1
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Hello,

Not long ago, I got a small wooden statue (16 cm tall). It was sold as being from Indonesia and representing an ancestor.

Does anybody know more about this kind of statues?

Any hint to which part of Indonesia does it come from?
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Old 18th February 2018, 06:56 PM   #2
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These types of figures are from the Batak peoples, Sumatra. Your example does not look very old to me.
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Old 19th February 2018, 07:04 AM   #3
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These types of figures are from the Batak peoples, Sumatra. Your example does not look very old to me.



Thank you Colin!

Age is notvso relevant as long as the piece is traditionally made and genuine.
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Old 20th February 2018, 08:06 AM   #4
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Hi Marius,
Sadly it's not very traditional, it's a somewhat better tourist item but decorative.
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Sadly it's not very traditional, it's a somewhat better tourist item but decorative.
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Thank you Detlef!

I like it anyhow.
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