9.) WAR FIGURINE 180mm Female Genitalia Artifact SUMBA MAMULI Old Jewelry Jewel

(1 customer review)

$595.00 $300.00

A MASSIVE silver alloy Mamuli of extravagant concept; four fighting men armed with lances and spear, decorate the bases in realistic warlike poses. A sacred treasure object, not a simple ornament or marriage exchange gift.

Share us on facebook and get a 20% discount coupon for your purchase! Coupon code: SHARE

1 in stock

Description

Description

Mamuli are Old Jewelry. It is a lavish prestige objects at a social function own by privileged class in Asia.

Old jewelry ornaments made of gold and silver plays an important role in marapu. It is the indigenous religion of the island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia.

When the Sumbanese practiced elongation of the earlobes, mamuli were worn as ear ornaments old jewelry. However, today they are hung around the neck as pendants or attached to garments.

The mamuli ornaments have a shape which represents the female genitalia. Symbolizing the woman as the giver of life. Hence, it is the most important Sumbanese precious metal valuables.  Therefore, it is seen as heirloom objects old jewelry which served in important exchange rituals.

Mamuli are also seen as sacred relics which is usually found and kept in the clan leader’s treasuries. this old jewelry are seen as a powerful relic to communicate with the spirits of the ancestors. They are rarely removed from their container because their power are believed to kill onlookers or cause natural disasters. As grave goods, mamuli accompany the soul to the land of the dead.

H x W: 16 x 18 cm / 6.3 x 7.1 inches

Weight: 0.1 kg / 0.2 lb
After packing: 0.7 kg / 1.5 lb

Shipping by Aramex courier.
Shipping delivery and handling duration 8 to 10 working days

Share us on facebook and get a 20% discount coupon for your purchase! Coupon code: SHARE

Discussion (1)

Share your thoughts!

5 out of 5 stars

1 review

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

  1. Tribal Art

    Tribal Art

    beautiful ornaments, museum quality, fast response and shipping.. well packed.. highly recommended.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

×

Register

8 − eight =

Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up