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114-022 Warrior's Head Frontal

114-022 Warrior's Head Frontal
114-022 Warrior's Head Frontal

This crescent-shaped frontal is worn by Timor’s Atoni warriors as head frontals. They may also be used as marriage gifts. The protruding bosses represent breasts, a symbol of fertility and abundance. The cotton strings once held multiple chains of glass beads and old coins.

Information

a. Origin Atoni People, West Timor, Indonesia.
b. Estimated Age 19th - early 20th century.
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Brass and silver alloy, embossed
d. Size (mention cm/inches) Length: 19 cm.
e. Condition Report Excellent condition with no loss.
f. Damage & Shortcomings Nil
g. Item Location (Country) Singapore
Seller Name Wai Mun Fong
Seller's Email ID edfwm2013@gmail.com
114-022 Warrior's Head Frontal
114-022 Warrior's Head Frontal