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Batak Shaman Spiritual Staff. Simalungun People. Lake Toba. Sumatra

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    Sumatra is just one island of the 17,000 islands in the chain called Indonesia. The cultures specific to different islands have long been isolated from one another resulting is significant diversity. Sumatra – one of Indonesia’s largest islands – it is home to the Batak tribes.   Shamen… Continue reading

Indonesian Ceremonial Dance Mask. Wood. Hand Painted. Cirebon. Java. Indonesia

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    This mask was used in a dramatic form of Indonesian dance called Topeng. Such masks are used to interpret traditional stories concerning fabled kings, heros and myths.   Hand made and hand painted in the mid-1900s and acquired in Cirebon in West Java (about 200 miles east… Continue reading

RARE BOOK: Majapahit Terracotta Art. Hilda Soemantri. New. Dust Cover. 1997

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  This very hard to find book explores the terracotta art of the Majapahit Kingdom (1293 – 1527 AD) with a range of cultural and political influence that included Indonesia, Malaysia and foreign entities such as Malayu, Thailand, Champa and Kampuchea.   Chapters include: Majapahit – A Historical Survey;… Continue reading

Large West Java Beetle for the Coleopterology and Entomology Lovers, West Java Indonesia

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Detail: THIS IS NOT ASIAN ART! Sure it is . . . Esoteric Asian Nature Art. Need a trophy to fit on a smaller shelf? Here is a Javanese beetle (Chalcosoma Caucasus) that is really eye-catching. Add him/her to your “cool” collections of… Continue reading

Two Giant Mantis Bugs – Entomology, Indonesia

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Detail: What the……??? This pair is not likely to be found in your bed unless you are living in a certain part of Java Indonesia. YIKES! One green and one yellow Eurycnema Versirubra. Fascinating and a bit scary. These would look great mounted in… Continue reading

Javanese Dried Bat – Taxidermy – Non-Sport Bat Collecting, Indonesia

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Detail: Say what? This bat is predominately from Indonesia: Eonycteris Spelaea. These are cave roosting species that feed on nectar and pollen of night flowering plant species. A perfect specimen. The bat is safe and has been fumigated and mounted by a… Continue reading

Snake / Cobra / Viper / Serpent. Taxidermy: Spitting Cobra, Jakarta Indonesia

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Detail: YIKES!! Where did this come from?? Java Indonesia. It is probably a guy thing. And, it is NOT in Lucite. It is NOT behind glass. It is NOT alive . . . now. This is excellent taxidermy of a magnificent… Continue reading

Terracotta Majapahit Empire 16th Century Naga – Dragon – Head, Eastern Java near Trawulan

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Detail: Excavated in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. Other examples of Majapahit terracotta can be found in the National Museum in Jakarta, The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Princess Hof Ceramic Museum in Leeuwarden plus in a superb book titled Majapahit Terracotta… Continue reading

Rare and Authentic 14th Century Majapahit Empire Hanuman Terracotta Head, East Java near Trowulan

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Detail: Excavated in a cavern in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. This particular piece was part of the Van de Hout collection. Maurius van den Hout was an official with the Dutch Indonesian government in the years prior to WW… Continue reading
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