A BATAK CITRUS SQUEEZER

Provenance: Philip and Rosalind Goldman

The Batak used lime in a number of ceremonial contexts. It was for example mixed with water and used in a ceremonial cleansing  process. The citrus was also added to various mixtures such as magic potions and gun powder to improve their efficacy.

Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
wood, 13 cm

Price:  €  475,-

 

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