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MONKEY TRAINER

MONKEY TRAINER


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1920: Item # 1394984

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MONKEY TRAINER

Wood carving statue of 'sarumawashi' (wandering Japanese street performer who trains performing monkeys) with monkey on the shoulder, which applies the natural form of wild tree root (or gnarl) itself to the main body part standing in exquisite balance. 19th century, Japan. Impressive appearance of Edo period's sarumawashi with 'chonmage' (topknot) dressed for the road with baggage. Very unique and valuable Japanese folk art sculpture of very rare motif. approx. H 38.5cm (15.15in)


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