A male figure squatted with long haunches and melancholy look. Redwood.
25cm tall x 5.5cm across base.
9.75" tall x 2" across base.
Aquired in Dili in 2003 from the carvers of Autoro in Dili harbour. There are 10 young carvers in Autoro who are keen to exhibit and sell their works. They have all but lost their traditional carving styles through numerous oppressive regimes. The carvers are open to ideas and orders from the outside world. If you are able to help please contact me. Aquiring and shipping can be difficult and erratic from East Timor but there are lots of good people still there who are willing to help in getting the traditional handcraft of East Timor recognised in the wider world. See also www.timortreasures.com/julie
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