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Zoomorphic Ceremonial Dish “Sweetheart”


Toraja People, Rantepao, Sulawesi Isl. Indonesia
Early 20th Century
4.5” x 8”
Ex Max Pastika Collection


Out of stock


Cendana Wood Ceremonial Bowl, “Dolong”, Heart Shaped. The Toraja Tribe hold status and prestige high in their culture. Depending on the status and wealth of a family, funerals could last over a few months. Toraja are predominantly animistic and otherwise Islamic, with the minority Christianity. Dishes such as this heart shaped dish with a zoomporhic head were used as a personal dish most likely for a high ranking family member.

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