Large Stunning hand-carved Swordfish Tusk with custom stand - Maori Rauponga - Bone, Non-Cites species - Xiphias Gladius - Indonesia

Description
Large Stunning hand-carved Swordfish Tusk with custom stand - Maori Rauponga - Bone, Non-Cites species - Xiphias Gladius - Indonesia
Early 21st century - Excellent

THE STORY
This swordfish bill has been hand-carved with a traditional Maori pattern. The pattern is called Rauponga. This design is used on the body of figures to represent the ribs of the ancestor. The design is inspired by the leaf of the fern.

To read more about this carving please see the following link:
http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/journals/teaohou/issue/Mao29TeA/c18.html

DISCLAIMERS
- Since it is a natural tusk, it might have some natural minimal cracks and crevices in the tusk. This is normal. Please refer to pictures.
- Our tusks are cleaned professionally, but sometimes minor discolouration still occurs. This is natural and normal, and not something we can do a lot about. Please refer to the pictures.

THE DIMENSIONS
Length including stand: 87 cm

THE SHIPPING
- The swordfish tusk will be sent with a Track & Trace code via DHL Parcel, DPD or postNl. The tracking will be updated in your Catawiki lot once your parcel has been dropped off. Please check regularly to avoid your parcel being returned.
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Lot details
Object
Large Stunning hand-carved Swordfish Tusk with custom stand - Maori Rauponga
Indigenous object name
Xiphias Gladius
Region/ country
Indonesia
Material
Bone, Non-Cites species
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
87×10×10 cm
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