Origin : Sumba Island - East Nusa Tenggara - Indonesia
Age : New made with White Stone/ lime stone
Description : Sumba is an island in eastern Indonesia. It is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands and is in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. In other words, The landscape is low, limestone hills, rather than the steep volcanoes of many Indonesian islands. Because, of the abundance of stone resources, people use it for various tools. It can be many. Such us, grind tools, foundation or cornerstone, furniture and ceremonial items.
Historically, Sumba has been using stone since living megalithic tradition. The megalithic remains found on Sumba Island. For Instance, dolmen stone (reti), erect stone (penji), megalithic statue (megalithic statue), stone enclosure and stone terraces. The Sumba megalithic tradition is characterized by old megaliths. In other words, that have been built and carved in high quality. Above all, High quality is meant among others in the form of menhirs carved with various decorative patterns. For Example, depicting humans, animals, natural objects (sun, moon and stars), man-made objects (gongs, machetes and jewelry). The decorative pattern is almost carved into all parts of the menhir surface.
This decorative Items is made by sumba people as art object to appriciate tradition has been there for century, they belive their ancestor protect them in house if they put in their home from bad luck.
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|Dimensions||3 × 5 × 10 cm|