PhotoHunt: Old-Fashioned



According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, old-fashioned as an adjective can mean either 'of, relating to, or characteristic of a past era' or 'adhering to customs of a past era'. As a noun it is actually 'a cocktail usually made with whiskey, bitters, sugar, a twist of lemon peel, and a small amount of water or soda'.

I choose the adjective to present my interpretation for this week. It's easier :p

Together with a few friends, we visited Sumatra, Indonesia for a vacation a few years ago. We headed to Medan and from there we also took the tour to Bukittinggi and Lake Toba. We had loads of fun and it was an experience.

While looking for something to purchase as a souvenir in Lake Toba, a shopkeeper suggested I get this.



He said it's a calendar made and used by the Bataks a long time ago. However, he doesn't know how it actually works. I think it's just like a normal calender that denotes the 12 months of the year. What I could not decipher is what's written on each 'stick'.

Could it be the days of the month?

So there you have it, an old-fashioned calender. Check out more contributions of the same here.



xoxo

Comments

Yen said…
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing:)
Hootin' Anni said…
OMG....that is just way too cool. What a concept....it's terrific.

Mine is posted, I hope you can drop by. I love visitors. Happy weekend.
napaboaniya said…
I agree with with anni, it's a cool calendar. Only thing now is figuring how to read the date with it!! heehee..
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Lynn said…
This is very interesting. The shopkeeper knows very well what to suggest.
ipanema said…
that's a unique one! great choice!

thanks for the visit! :)
Mama Meji said…
Interesting. The challenge of figuring that out! But I am not sure I could do that.
imac said…
Visit from 7th smart mouth,lol
Love that thanks for making me smile even before I see your photo.

Just love that calender, One Great Photo Hunt Piccy.
Also what a fantastic photo for your great weekend photo, what a shot.

You have a great blog here , glad I came by to visit.


Thanks for visiting my lil ol blog and your kind comments.
Karen said…
That's really cool! You'll have to post your interpretations if you ever figure it out. That stuff is so interesting ...

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si kiky said…
i didn't saw those when I visit Museum Batak in samosir 2 months a go! luck you!
PS : i love lake toba so much even i'm not a nosth sumatran :-D
Utah Mommy said…
Shoot! It's very old stuff indeed! Very interesting! Happy weekend!
genny said…
Oh thats nice calendar good choice for this week's theme.
jientje said…
This too is something I have never seen before! Great choice!
Dragonstar said…
That's fascinating! I love all the things I learn from blogging.
A Simple Life said…
It's a very interesting calendar, unique too. Thanks for dropping by.
Liza said…
Great choice for the theme. Happy Sunday.
Katney said…
Very old fashioned. We learn so much from the Photo Hunt.
FRANCINE said…
perfect shot for today's theme. happy weekend
julie said…
Yup, those definitely are the 12 months. Maybe just count the characters to know the date. But with all of these hanging, one is bound to forget what the current day is, hehe.

Have a great weekend!
mistyeiz said…
this is a very intereting piece of decor. :) i would love to have one of these. :)
that's pretty interesting.
bisdakbabbles said…
that's very interesting...