Commemorative Post or Totem , Salahim Ethnic Minority

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 Commemorative Post or Totem , Salahim Ethnic Minority
This is a very old piece as can be seen from the extreme weathering of the hardwood. Fom the Yoma Mountains, Irrawaddy River Delta Region (aka Rakine Yoma,Arakin Yoma), Shaun State, Burma. This area, also known as the Kaching Region, is on the Burmese/China Border and is considered autonomous. These minorities are Animist , autonomous and with a tradition of being fierce warriors who fought as mercenaries over the centuries for the various kings and warlords of Burma. They proudly maintain this tradition today. They are considered to be among the vanishing tribes of Burma. These totems are designed to represent possessions or life events of the person they are made to represent and each is unique. They are situated in auspicious locations based on that person’s birth date ,astrological signs etc. Comes with a custom display stand. Dimensions: Height- 68” Note: add 4 inches to height for stand.

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