S342

$35.00

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Description

Great example of contemporary traditional tribal art still being practiced in the highlands of central West Timor. Created using a machete and a small knife this guardian figure is depicted kneeling and praying to its totem. Aquired 2005 in the village of SOE West Timor.


22cm tall x 5cm dia.


8.75″ tall x 2″ dia.


190g/6.7oz.


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.


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