S346

$35.00

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Description

A very interesting example of contemporary traditional tribal art still being practiced in the highlands of central West Timor.


Curious pointed ears and slight smile are both not typical of Timorese guardian figure carving. Hands placed on extended belly which is typical of Timorese fertility figures.


Created using a machete and a small knife.


Aquired 2005 in the village of SOE West Timor. Julie Emery


22cm tall x 5cm dia.


8.75″ tall x 2″ dia.


165g/5.7oz.


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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