Old Batak Porhalaan Calendar the traditional calendar of the Batak people

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller jimapix ✉️ (2,787) 100%, Location: Sydney, New South Wales, AU, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 264834880712 Old Batak Porhalaan Calendar the traditional calendar of the Batak people. Old Batak Porhalaan Calendar the traditional calendar of the Batak people …beautiful collection and desk display piece The Batak Calendar, (the Porhalaan) is the traditional calendar of the Batak people of North Sumatra, Indonesia. The Batak Calendar is a lunisolar calendar consisting of 12 months divided to 30 days with an occasional leap month. The Batak calendar is derived from Hindu calendar. The Batak people do not use the porhalaan as a mean to tell time, but rather to determine auspicious day, which is only used by the Batak shaman. The name porhalaan came from the word hala, which is derived from Sanskrit kala, "scorpion". The porhalaan is used by the Batak people for divination. Batak people did not use the porhalaan for telling time. The responsibility of interpreting the porhalaan fell solely to the chief male ritualist known as the datu. The datu would read the porhalaan to determine which day is considered auspicious or inauspicious to hold a certain ritual. In order to minimize the risk of accidentally selecting an unfavorable day due to errors in calendar management, days are often chosen based on whether the day is able to promise happiness in two months’ time, probably the current month and the following one. There is often an extra 13th month in the calendar that serves this purpose, originally a Hindu leap year, but in the Batak context, it is used for a different reason… From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Please see detail photos which form part of the description… Note; Repairs, dings and nicks in keeping with age... Review all photos carefully... Great for the serious collector... LNG/E/TOP The measurements are Size: 10 cm High X 25 cm Long X 4 cm Wide Please email me with any questions or for a delivery quote …or pick up from Miranda in Sydney South International Buyers email me for a Shipping Quote Return Policy It is very important to me that you are happy with your purchase; if for any reason you are not, please contact me immediately, before leaving feedback, so I may have a chance to rectify the problem. We cannot fix a problem we do not know about. We strive for straight A+ and all 5’s in our feedback and will bend over backwards to achieve this. Any idem that is not as described or any idem that arrives damaged will be refunded. We ship by Australian registered and insured post or by Courier. I have many regular and happy customers and hope that you will also become one of them. NOTE Many of the items for sale at Jim’s International Bazaar were collected by Jim on his around the world adventures as an author, photojournalist and photographer. They include Turkish rugs, copper and brass, and artifacts from China, New Guinea, Africa and South America. These things are from his private collection, none were bought for the purpose of reselling but rather to decorate his home. Many new items will be listed as they are unpacked from storage along with a wonderful collection of photographic prints including many wildlife photos and prints of tigers photographed in China. ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER James Anderson is an internationally renowned photojournalist and adventurer, with two major photographic books (New Guinea & Cannibal), plus covers and major spreads in a whole host of internationally prestigious magazines from Life International to The Geographic and Argosy. He's been shipwrecked in the Pacific, wrestled camels in Turkey, and scoured the New Guinea Highlands in search of missing American heir and adventurer Michael Rockefeller. He has also lived and worked in the jungles of New Guinea for over two years while collecting material for his books and records. A blue-water yachtsman, he sailed his own 60ft yacht, the "Moana Vahine", from Hong Kong to Southern Turkey, down the South China Sea, across the Indian Ocean, and up the full length of the Red Sea, via Singapore, Panang, Sri lanki, The Maldive Islands, and French Djibouti. An avid diver and spear fisherman, he mounted a series of diving expeditions in The Maldive Islands and The Red Sea. In addition to several years in New Guinea, he has organized and/or participated in photographic expeditions in Kenya and Tanzania, in Brazil and Columbia, in Turkey and some of the more remote islands of the south pacific. "On board the forty-foot ketch, the "Marquesa", we were the first yacht to visit the remote island of Ua Pou, in the Marquesas in almost two years. Condition: Please see detail photos which form part of the description… Note; Repairs, dings and nicks in keeping with age... Review all photos carefully... Great for the serious collector..., Material: Bone & Wood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available, Originating Region: North Sumatra, Indonesia, Product Type: Batak Porhalaan Calendar, Era: 1900s

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