BATAK GUN POWDER HOLDER

"Salempang", Toba Batak, Sumatra, Indonesia

Ex Collection Philip and Rosalind Goldman, London

Horn and wood, 17 x 8 cm

An interesting gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with different motifs. The suspension area and the closing mechanism with Singa head, the wide end with a wooden stopper. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers like this one, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck.

Price on request.