Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Batak: Art and Culture [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]. Jamaludin S. Hasibuan.
Batak: Art and Culture [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]
Batak: Art and Culture [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]

Batak: Art and Culture [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]

Medan, Indonesia: Published by the author, 1986. Second edition. Softcover. Large octavo. [7], 316, [1]pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Frontispiece map of North Sumatra. Pictorial title page. Preface hand-signed in ink by the author, and dated 2. 9. 87. This book deals mainly with the history, works of art, magicoreligious rituals, cults and beliefs of the ancient Batak, a number of ethnic groups predominantly found in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The Batak lands consist of North Sumatra province, excluding Nias island and the historically Malay kingdoms of the East coast. In addition, part of the Karo lands extend into modern-day East Aceh Regency in Aceh province, while parts of the Mandailing lands lie in Rokan Hulu Regency in Riau. Significant numbers of Batak have migrated in recent years to prosperous neighbouring Riau province. To the south of North Sumatra are the Muslim Minangkabau of West Sumatra, while to the north there are various Muslim Acehnese peoples. The various Batak cultures differ in their pre-colonial religious ideas as they do in many other aspects of culture. Information about the old religious ideas of the Mandailing and Angkola in southern Batakland is incomplete, and very little is known about the religion of the Pakpak and Simalungun Batak. For the Toba and Karo on the other hand the evidence in the writings of missionaries and colonial administrators is relatively abundant. Information on the traditional forms of Batak religion is derived mainly from the writings of German and Dutch missionaries who became increasingly concerned with Batak beliefs towards the end of the 19th century. Includes 102 (bad quality) b/w photographic reproductions of various Batak artifacts.Moderate shelf wear. Some creasing to spine. Covers age-toned along margin. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. g+. Item #38571

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