Figure (1) - Wood - Mentawei, Indonesia

Description
Figure (1) - Wood - Mentawei, Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good

For the Flower Men, the Mentawai, the gibon is worshipped; the roots of the mangroves look like the gestures of gibons, protective fetish-dolls are made with those, which are hung on the summit of community houses of men, these dolls ensure the good execution of the ceremonies.
In perfect condition, it comes from an important private collection.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Figure
Region/ country
Mentawei, Indonesia
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
41×20×6 cm
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