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Wooden buffalo statue, Sulawesi

Wooden buffalo statue, Sulawesi
Wooden buffalo statue, Sulawesi
Wooden buffalo statue, Sulawesi
€1.590,00 Incl. tax
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This wooden buffalo head once adorned the façade of a noble family in Sulawesi. The Toraja live in Sulawesi where the buffalo play an important role in their culture. Read the story..

Material:
Wood and iron
Origin:
Sulawesi
Dimension:
H104 x L115 x W85cm
Designer:
Local people
Color:
Brown
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The story

This wooden buffalo head once adorned the façade of a noble family in Sulawesi. The Toraja live in Sulawesi where the buffalo play an important role in their culture. The buffalo is a status symbol but also has a sacred meaning because it is sacrificed during religious ceremonies such as funerals.

The Toraja have 2 types of houses. The normal house is called 'banua', the traditional house the 'tongkonan'. Tongkon means to sit. The house is seen as the seat of the ancestor who founded it and watches over his descendants. The outer walls of the 'tongkon' consist of beautifully cut panels with geometric motifs or stylized images of animals. The 'kabongo', a realistic wooden buffalo head, adorns the facades of the higher nobility.

A unique piece that is a real eye-catcher in your interior.

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