Rare beaded food cover for a wedding or feast, Batak, Sumatra. (ASL)

These are often made as heirloom pieces for weddings and other formal feasts and remain in the family forever after . This magnificent , fully beaded conical ld would have covered a large platter of food which would have been formally presented to honoured guests. It is extremely heavy with each bead being stitched to a natural fiber framework, possibly palm spathe. The patterns are O typically Batak and reminiscent of the decoration on beaded wedding baskets. Diameter 33 cm /13 inches, height20 cm /8 inches

Price: 420.00 AUD
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