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Carved Door Toraja People Sulawesi Island Indonesia

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Collection No. TB-88
Size 40x49cm
The Art of Compassion The Todd Barlin Collection
Asian Buddhist Art
New Guinea & Oceanic Art

This old and finely carved Door is from the Toraja People from the mountain areas of South Sulawesi Island in Indonesia. Carved in high relief with the head of a water buffalo. Water Buffalo are very important animals for the Toraja people, some ceremonies dozens of large water buffalo are killed and the meet divided between different clans & villages.  This door dates from late 19th Century.