Karo Batak peoples
Late 19th–early 20th century
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General Description

The central pendant on this necklace resembles the head of a water buffalo, an age-old symbol of wealth and high social rank among the Batak. The delicate surface decoration on the central pendant represents Islamic influence on Batak art and culture.

Excerpt from

Roslyn A. Walker, Label text, 2013.