Bamboo oracle strips

One of the magician-priest’s main tasks was to identify auspicious and inauspicious days. Bamboo oracle sticks constituted one method of divination, and the inscribed pieces of bamboo were always tied together. The text here contains information connected with horoscopes.

Artist Name
Batak
Date/Period
1930's
Region
Lake Toba, Northern Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: 13.2 x 16.5 x 0.5 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-11261
Material
Wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving