Tempat Obat
Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:24AM
[chuck] in Art, Dayak, carving, medicine container

Two Dayak medicine containers ("tempat obat") that we got in West Kalimantan (see Kalimantan Woodcarver, Illipe Nut, Field Crews) many years ago. The container on the left is carved out of bone and has a calendar for indicating when to take your medicine; the stopper is carved out of wood. The larger container on the right is bamboo with very ornate inscriptions.  Unclear what is on the heads of the little guys on the stoppers. Both are beautiful examples of ethnic art being incorporated into daily life. 

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