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Choose from 20 pictures in our Batak collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


North Sumatra
North Sumatra
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The protective designs painted on old Toba houses recall those in the magic books of Batak shaman
The protective designs painted on old Toba houses recall those in the magic books of Batak shaman
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Healing or protective figures made by Batak shaman
Healing or protective figures made by Batak shaman
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A mother figure hung above the baby as comfort while the mother was away
A mother figure hung above the baby as comfort while the mother was away
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Bone amulet, inscribed by a Batak shaman with a spirit figure, pentacles, writing
Bone amulet, inscribed by a Batak shaman with a spirit figure, pentacles, writing
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The three-level structure of Karo Batak houses corresponds to ideas of the cosmos
The three-level structure of Karo Batak houses corresponds to ideas of the cosmos
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The three-level structure of Toba Batak houses corresponds to ideas of the cosmos
The three-level structure of Toba Batak houses corresponds to ideas of the cosmos
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Batak figural carving depicting a figure riding an animal or serpent over the heads
Batak figural carving depicting a figure riding an animal or serpent over the heads
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It is thought that carvings of this type were left in an enemy village at night as
It is thought that carvings of this type were left in an enemy village at night as
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A buffalo horn container in the shape of the cosmic serpent Naga, used by Batak shaman
A buffalo horn container in the shape of the cosmic serpent Naga, used by Batak shaman
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The staff was the most powerful instrument of a Batak shaman
The staff was the most powerful instrument of a Batak shaman
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A stone figure on an old Batak tomb
A stone figure on an old Batak tomb
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It is thought that carvings of this type were left in an enemy village at night as Featured Image

It is thought that carvings of this type were left in an enemy village at night as

It is thought that carvings of this type were left in an enemy village at night as a sign of surrender. The figure represents a man with one leg and one arm chopped off and the other arm twisted behind his back. Inter-village warfare was endemic in the pre-colonial period. Country of Origin: Indonesia. Culture: Batak. Date/Period: Late 19th-20th C. Place of Origin: Northern Sumatra. Material Size: Wood. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, London Location: 11

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

Similar in design to the houses, Toba granaries have a large space within the roof
Similar in design to the houses, Toba granaries have a large space within the roof
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Similar in design to the houses, Karo granaries have a large space within the roof
Similar in design to the houses, Karo granaries have a large space within the roof
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A performance of a life-sized puppet known as Si gale gale
A performance of a life-sized puppet known as Si gale gale
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The end section of a Batak ragidup cloth
The end section of a Batak ragidup cloth
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The elaborate decoration of the gable ends on this Toba Batak house indicate that
The elaborate decoration of the gable ends on this Toba Batak house indicate that
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The small house-shaped structure is a bone house or geriten
The small house-shaped structure is a bone house or geriten
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Wooden staff of a Batak shaman, northern Sumatra, Indonesia, late 19th or 20th century
Wooden staff of a Batak shaman, northern Sumatra, Indonesia, late 19th or 20th century
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A group of Bataks from the interior of Sumatra, 1902. Artist: GR Lambert & Co
A group of Bataks from the interior of Sumatra, 1902. Artist: GR Lambert & Co
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