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BATU TITIK

Highland Atoni People - West Timor
4.25" X 3.25" X 1"
6.25" X 6.75" X 1.5"
3.440 Kg
This quartzite mortar and pestle is ancient.  Both sides have been used as hammers as well as "batu ulik" milling stone for crushing dried kernels of corn a few at a time.

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Stone Fetishes

Objects of stone formed by nature, special circumstance or man have a special place in Timorese "adat" - traditions and are vigorously collected, hoarded and/or traded by Timorese People in remote rural areas

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