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An Ifugao wooden effigy spoon

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Wood: Pre 1920   item# 1257338 (stock# I23-2824)

An Ifugao wooden effigy spoon
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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Finely carved with a thin and delicate spoon bowl and a standing, nude, muscular, male effigy handle. This ritual hardwood example is notable for its lustrous, wonderful color, the result of much handling and use. In very fine condition with just a slight bit of old roughness along the edges of the spoon bowl, itself. Deep, shiny and varied patina. Measuring 6.50" H x 2 1/8" W, maximum. From Northern Luzon, Philippines, very early 20th century. Custom metal mount. Provenance: Eugene B ...click for details


Kenyah Dayak beaded panels and container for betel chew

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1940   item# 1241017 (stock# D38322)

Kenyah Dayak beaded panels and container for betel chew
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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These three, finely made, older examples of traditional Kenyah Dayak glass beadwork feature beautifully composed, decorative themes. Each is profusely laden with the spiraled horns, claws, jaws, and tails of the dragon associated with the underworld and fertility. The largest panel example here, a protective decoration for a baby carrier, shows the anthropomorphic face of a godly being surrounded by a complex but perfectly balanced array of dragon spirit symbolism. The smaller panel, once part o ...click for details


A Sa'dan Toraja door panel

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 1109017 (stock# T258099)

A Sa'dan Toraja door panel
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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A mid-size example probably used as a house or granary door, but could have been a shrine vault door, as well. The image of a buffalo head, as seen on this example, signified the high rank and wealth of the respected villager. The central column form possibly refers to the world tree. Carved from the wood of a nangka (jackfruit) tree. Very fine, brown-black, weathered patina. Door panel itself (excluding hinges) measures 26"H x 22.50"W. A fine, old monoxylous carving from Central Sulaw ...click for details

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