Material Information

Alternate Title:
Hatiha sibaganding
Alternate Title:
Sibaganding Pustaha
Marsden, William, 1754-1836
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
49, 48 : 9 x 6 cm.
Tree bark ( pages )
Accordion ( binding style )


Subjects / Keywords:
Grimoires ( lcsh )
War ( lcsh )
Magic books
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Indonesia -- North Sumatra
Asia -- Indonesia -- Sumatera Utara
Asia -- Indonesia -- North Sumatra -- Toba Samosir Regency -- Balige
Asia -- Indonesia -- Sumatera Utara -- Kabupaten Toba Samosir -- Balige
2 x 99
2.9229 x 98.9746


Scope and Content:
On various kinds of divination by means of diagrams (hatiha), one of them called 'Hatiha sibaganding' ( English,English,, )
Scope and Content:
Said to be on the art of war or employment of charms against an enemy
General Note:
This item is written on tree bark. It is brittle. Users must consult the digital copy.
General Note:
Marsden Collection
General Note:
This title is in the Public Domain
General Note:
Labeled: "Book in the Batta language of Sumatra"
General Note:
Pustaha is the magic book of the Toba Batak people of North Sumatra, Indonesia. The book contains magical formulas, divinations, recipes, and laws. The pustaha is written and compiled by a Batak magician-priest (datu). -- Wikipedia
General Note:
Pustaha adalah sebuah buku atau surat dalam budaya Batak yang berisi catatan pengobatan tradisional, ilmu-ilmu gaib, keterangan tentang cara menolak hal-hal yang jahat (poda), mantra, ramalan-ramalan baik yang baik maupun yang buruk, serta ramalan mimpi. Buku ini biasa ditulis dengan aksara Batak. Secara fisik, pustaha terdiri dari lampak (sampul) dan laklak (kulit kayu sebagai media penulisan). -- Wikipedia
General Note:
Pages darkened with age
General Note:
The script is peculiar in that, in order to denote a closed syllable, in addition to the pangolat, a small horizontal dash is sometimes (but not always) added above the final consonant. ( English,English, )

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
SOAS University of London
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
MS 41392 ( SOAS manuscript number )


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