A wonderfully expressive figure of an older man –ka tuas – seated holding a staff and wearing a hat. Redwood. He stands ok please note that the base is not flat.
29cm tall x 8.5 cm across base.
11.5" tall x 3" across base.
Aquired in Dili in 2003 from the carvers of Autoro in Dili harbour. The 10 young carvers of Autoro are keen to exhibit their works and have all but lost their traditional carving styles through numerous oppressive regimes. The carvers are open to ideas and orders from the outside world. Aquiring and shipping is difficult and erratic from East Timor.