Wooden Carving of Female Figure from Sumba Island, Indonesia (circa 1960s)
Wooden sculpture / carving of standing female figure from Sumba Island, Indonesia (circa 1960s). The island tribal creators of works like this one are anonymous. Often the age, origin and even use of the objects are unknown as well. Notwithstanding some of this ambiguity, the works are visually enthralling and tactile at the same time. This calming figure would make a true conversation piece in your home or work space. Carved from a rich, dense and dark wood, it is a decorative figure from a culture and traditional religion which includes both ancestral worship and deity worship. In fair vintage condition commensurate with age and use. There are some blemishes on the back of the figure's head, its spine and base. Upon request, a short video clip of this piece may be provided.
H 20 cm (7.9")
W 8 cm (3.1")
D 4.5 cm (1.8")