Mamuli Heirloom Ornament 11783

West Sumba

Gold Alloy

19th/very early 20th Century

2.5x2.5 in/6x6 cm - 22.9 gr


West Sumba mamulis have an architecture determined by customary law, adat, that distinguishes them from their relatives from the eastern side of the island. Depicted here are fighting cocks, a reference to the strength, power and quickness of the warriors of the clan from which this mamuli came.