Asian and Ethnic arts by Terrill C. Smith
carved stone Sorrow Effigy Figures Bolivia

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carved stone Sorrow Effigy Figures Bolivia
I was told that these unusual hand carved stone figures were carved by the Women of Bolivia. I was told they were meant to trap and hold sorrows and worry. What ever the function this piece is a wonderful piece of one of a kind folk art. It is from Bolivia and marked as such on the bottom. I would guess the age to be between 10 and 20 years old. It is 3 1/2" tall. No chips or damage.

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