MAGIC STAFF / Tunggal Panaluan of Batak people for good harvest, Sumatra Indonesia. Circa 1970 collection, beautiful and well kept. There is a chipped area(shown in one of my photo), sold as shown.
Height: 50 – 52 cm / 19.7 – 20.5 inches
Diameter: 3.5 cm / 1.4 inch average
Weight: 1 kg / 2.2 lb
After packing: 2 kg / 4.4 lb
During Tunggal Panaluan ceremonies especially the save, men who participated in the rituals had to eat plain rice on banana leaves for 5 consecutive days and abstain from any contact with women or indulge in any act that would provoke the deities protecting them. By observing such taboo the men would strengthen their souls and make brave in battles as well as to ask the deities for good harvests and for protection of the from evil spirits.