And are common in the villages of New Guinea. Along the Sepik River, they make up part of a typical household's furnishings, They are hung with String bags (bilums in Pisin English), plaited baskets and other containers filled with items such as yams are hung from the beams inside and under the houses along with other assorted nets, fish baskets, Biwat fish smoking pots, Chambri clay fireplaces, and storage jars. The hooks help store and keep important articles, and foods safely out of the reach of children, rodents, and dogs. Most hooks are adorned with effigies of ancestral spirits, totemic animals that are associated with the owner's clan.
This wooden ancestor spirit hook was carved in the 1970's - 1980's, and brought as a tourist souvenir and have sat on a display ever since. This has been carved out of hardwood with a blackened finish and 2 cowrie shells inlaid as the man's eyes.
If this is not for you I also have other interesting and unusual Wood Art items in my shop. Please go to my store to see the full range.CONDITION: This item is Vintage 70s, Pre-Owned and it is in Good Condition. There is no damage to the wood or finish, both shell eyes are firmly fixed, it has a hole in the back of the head to hang it with # Please note: The Photographs form part of the description; Super-sized photos can show up the finer details and condition. Photos do not show the actual size so please read the description page to get the exact measurements. Colors may display differently, depending on your computer and settings.
Highly reflective shiny items, such as metals, silver, gold, jewels, and glass reflect everything including us! The item featured the Photos is the exact one that you will receive. The lead photo has had the background removed with Photoshop, all the original untouched photos are also included to view.Any errors will be accidental and not intentional or purposely misleading. WEIGHT & MEASUREMENTS: Item is measured in both centimeters and inches that are rounded to the nearest quarter inch. HEIGHT: 55 cm / 21½. WIDTH: 13.5 cm / 5¼ (From elbow to elbow). DEPTH: 5 cm / 2. All measurements are approximate only. I guarantee to provide you a first-class 5? 100% AUTHENTIC ITEMS unless otherwise stated. Well wrapped and as described. I highly recommend knightsgold to one and all. As advertised, well packaged and arrived on time. Item was packed very well and exactly as described. We love Art, Antiques, Vintage Collectables and Handcrafted Items and are avid collectors of unusual art crafted from Natural Materials. We restore some of our antique pieces, where we can, any restoration work will be noted in the description. I have a large range which is predominately Militaria and Wood and Metal Craft, such as Bronze, Brass, Copper, Silver, Silver Plate, Pewter and Cast Iron. We also stock Carved Stone, Art Pottery, in fact, everything handmade from Natural Materials and especially unusual items. Such as Statues, Figurines, Sculptures, Door Hardware, Vases, Hollowware, and Flat Ware.
We also sell NEW handmade Fashion items such as Hand Knitted Novelty Wool Hats and Beanies, Hemp, Silk, Velvet and Cotton Bags, Purses and Wallets. You will not get an unpaid strike. I do not accept Credit Cards. Free Post Listing is not available outside of Australia.
Signature is an optional extra (please contact me if you want Signature included). Please feel free to contact me for quotes. Please contact me for details. OVERSIZE ITEMS: Items that weigh over 20 kg cannot be posted. Items over 105 cm in Length cannot be posted.Most of my items do not have original packaging and I use new heavy-duty bubble wrap and recycled cardboard, paper as my packing materials. If you require a Fragile Service, you will need to find a courier company that offers this service. Australia Post does not offer a fragile service so items cannot be covered for damage in transit. However, I deal mainly in Metal-ware so breakage is rare. I use heavy-duty bubble-wrap and recycled boxes. Please carefully read the description & view the photos in the gallery to judge for yourself. I try to photograph my items from every angle. Photos also form part of the description. Please note that the colors may appear different on different computer screens. As New - An item that looks like it has just had its shrink-wrap removed.
No visible wear, the item is flawless and intact. Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Very Good - Minor to moderate wear and tear. Good - Moderate wear and tear, but still has good years left. Fair - Has lived a "full life" and has a distressed look with noticeable wear.Work Needed - Great bones, but will need some work or restoration. If there are any questions about the item, please don't hesitate to contact me. Please contact me with any further questions. I consider that my commitment to my customers is not finished until the item is safely in your hands and you are happy with it.
I will then be able to help you and know what I should do to sort out your disappointment. This way I will learn how and where I need to improve my service to my customers. Again please contact me if you are unhappy in any way and I will do my very best to fix the problem whatever it may be. Txzj pxzj29213 txzj-11 txzj72 txzj115.
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