Collected VERY early in my field collecting career. I do not know the carver of this very distinctive statue. Unique / one of a kind. Hand carved in the highlands of central West Timor this commanding fellow is looking for a good home. Classic Timor Ancestor figure carving , unknown timber. 74cm tall x 15cm dia. 29″ tall x 6″ dia. 4600g / 10lb 2.4oz. Still carved today using little more than a machete and a penknife by those who continue the carving tradition. You are welcome to combine items. So if you gather multiple treasures please wait until I invoice you to pay. International buyers are welcome. This is great news as it is more economical to post small packets internationally now. A true shame that they have not done so for domestic. I had no idea at the time that I had stumbled upon an Aladdin’s cave of authentic traditional tribal textiles and treasures. I have been returning annually ever since [well most years] and been witness to many changes across the last 3 decades. Clearly none of us are sure what will happen post COVID, if there is such a thing, but I do know that the villagers, carvers and weavers up in the mountains will be grateful when some outside dollars comes into their informal/circular economy. I distribute reading glasses and nutritious food seeds as the soil in the western half of Timor is very poor and water a very precious resource. Please contact me if you wish to contribute. The item “Wood Statue Ancestor Classic Old Vintage Hand Carving Artefact Timor Indonesia” is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania”. The seller is “timorgirl” and is located in South Murwillumbah, NSW. This item can be shipped to Australia, North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand.
- Originating Region: TTS West Timor Indonesia
- Region of Origin: Pacific Islands & Oceania
- Provenance: Purchased directly from Carver West Timor
- Material: Wood
- Product Type: Statue carvings hand
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Era: 1990s