Man's bracelet (gelang sarung)
- Karo Batak people
- 19th–20th century
Bracelets of this type were worn by aristocratic bridegrooms, by men of high status during the funerals of their fathers, and as a kind of amulet by men who wanted to improve the quality of their dreams. The filigreed surface on which twisted threads of gold encircle gold bosses indicates Islamic influence.
Roslyn A. Walker, Label text, 2013.