Himalaya Primitive

Himalayan Primitive Figure, West Nepal

Himalayan Primitive Figure, West Nepal

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950: Item # 755939

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A simple but very typical figure from the remote Karnali district for more complete information and to see similar quality of figures, one can consult the only catalog devoted to this field : La Statuaire Archaique de l'Ouest du Népal, R. Vanuxem Paris 2006 ( text in english). This kind of figures are associated with animist cult of protection of house or village. This figure is covered with a white mineral mixture (often called Kaolin) and obviously was kept inside. Good signs of age (circa middle 20th) . Sizes are 31x 5 ½, 3 1/5 inches (78 x14 X 8 cm).