Minang water container

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 51.12
Type: object for daily use; metalwork
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: yellow brass, cast
Dimensions: height: 18. 2 cm
diameter: 11 cm
Malay, minangkabau yellow brass water jug (kendi) decorated with typical minangkabau motifs, such as the bamboo bud (Malay: pucuk rebung).

The Minangkabau are a Malay ethnic group living in Sumatra; where inheritance is matrilineal and, unlike other ethnic groups, it is usually the future husband who moves into the bride's house.