S234

$25.00

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Description

Handcarved in the highlands of central West Timor from redwood that has burnished over time to this deeper brown. This male figure depicted with hands on knees  is squatted on a stump. A well carved character filled figure.


20cm tall x 3.2cm dia.


8″ tall x 1.3″ dia.




Total weight  85g/3.1oz.


Timor has a long tradition of carving ancestor or guardian figures for various functions. One is to protect those still earthbound within the family and another is to use as a “photograph” to tell stories of the person to descendants. Fetish and fertility statues have their place in the society and are used by the Dukun or village Shaman to bring about auspicious circumstances for women and crops. Totem poles and offering platforms are still be be found dotted throughout the kampongs in the highlands.


Still carved today using little more than a machete and a penknife by those who continue the carving tradition. For more detailed information about Timor and I please go to www.timortreasures.com/julie  .


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