The Batak of Northern Sumatra were one of the few canabalistic tribes to have a written script of their own. It is related to the Brahmi of India and ancient Javanese writing systems. It is believed to be derived from Sanskrit.
Oracle Sticks were used by Batak shaman to determine the correct dates to perform magic, medicine and rituals.
The intricate inscriptions include a calendar, compass and the tokay gecko god Boraspati ni Tano.
This god represents fertility of land in both agriculture and architecture, wealth and the underworld.
Each bamboo oracle stick is 13.5" x 2.5" and rimmed with water buffalo horn.
You will receive the item in the photograph.
Handcrafted in Sumatra
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