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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