This is a wonderful Vintage Bone and Bamboo Batak Calendar or a Porhalaan from Sumatra. It is used by the Datu or Shaman of the Batak People of Sumatra. This calendar helps to determine auspicious dates for specific occasions. This calendar or Porhlaan is consulted to determine the sowing, harvesting time , a wedding day, when to buy a home and traveling. The top of this calendar has a ornate incised bone with zodiac symbols and different writings of the Batak people. The calendar is based on the lunar year. The twelve bamboo strips are for months, with 30 squares for the days, and each square has a symbol that denotes the day's specific meaning. The Porhalaan is used in a ceremony and the darkening of the back of the bamboos strips is caused by sacred smoke. This beautiful calendar is so unique and would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home.
Shows some age, but in good condition.
7" top to Bottom
AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. #375
WE OFFER LAYAWAY OPTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns are welcome after 3 days, please contact me upon arrival of package, and shipped within 7 days. They must be returned in the same condition that they were purchased in. Shipping is the responsibility of you the buyer. A full refund will be given when the arrives in the same condition as purchased. All international orders will not be refunded if lost, unless the buyer has purchased a signature and or insurance. We assume all responsibility on lost items sold within the United States.