Batak Bangle

Batak Bangle
Batak Bangle Detail
Batak Bangle
Batak Bangle Detail

Batak Bangle

from 160.00

This textured bangle (2.5" diameter) is part of our ‘Lost Languages’ collection where we’ve taken non-specific text from Batak (old language of Sumatra) & etched it into bronze. In most Batak communities, only the priests were able to use the Batak script & used it mainly for magical texts & calendars. In the late 1800’s, upon the arrival of Europeans, the Batak language co-existed with the newly introduced Roman script. Soon after WWI, the native language was slowly replaced & today it is mostly ornamental. The script selection has no specific meaning but is pulled from an old protection prayer & is used mainly for it’s aesthetic design. Also available in aged sterling silver.

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