Sasak people, Lombak, Indonesia
Late 19th / early 20th century
Buffalo horn, iron
13 in :: 33 cm
In old Bali a Penlocokan was used to mash components for betel nut. This piece by the Sasak people of Lombok represents a sunat (circumcision ). The sunat was performed when a boy was 12 years old. The boy was paraded through the village upon the shoulders of an elder representing his growing into manhood while praying to attain wisdom. The Sasak were a syncretic group influenced by Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam while preserving their animistic traditions.
Inventory # 102618