Etched

Water Gourd

 

The carved wooden stopper is decorated with a "singa" or protective deity.

The singa was a mythological figure that was part human, part water buffalo or horse, and part crocodile or lizard.  It's features consist of an elongated face, large bulging eyes, and a prominent nose. 

Ancestral figures or other gods may also be represented either standing or sitting on the singa.

The gourd has been cured by fire and inscribed with the Batak calendar and sunflowers! 

 

Container is 12.5" x 5" 

 

Overexposed photos showing details

 

You will receive the item in the photograph.

 

Handcrafted in Sumatra

 

Batak Gourd Water Vessel

$159.00Price