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Posted 2 years ago

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pickrknows
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This piece I know very little on, just that it's very dense wood, very well carved, and most likely it's African, but thats a guess. Any info on region/age/wood type etc. would be great.
Thanks

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  1. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    Thank-you Bellin & mustangtony!
  2. artcollector321, 8 months ago
    I have 2 of these carvings, the only differences are: -They each have different earrings; -The bases on mine are both smooth. Otherwise they are exactly the same.
    The only thing I know about mine is my Grandmother purchased them on a trip to Haiti in 1956.
    Did you find out anything about the one pictured in your post? I would love any information. Thanks so much
  3. JMNY, 8 months ago
    I have one that is sooo similar to this. If I can only remember where it is. My wife said I gave it to a friend? This appears to be of a woman, and mine is a man. I paid $20 for mine in Ochos Rios Jamaica in the 1980's. A highly talented but even more stoned guy carved this on the beach every day for me. He was very proud when he yelled "my friend is done" I remember looking at in and thinking how stoned this guy had to be to have the left eye an inch lower than the right. I was thrilled for $20. It is pure mahogany wood. It was very hot in January in Jamaica, and when I arrived back in NYC it was snowing. The statue actually cracked in 2 places from the extreme climate change, or if anyone knows different reasons, I would listen, I'm no expert. It happened 15 minutes after getting into my car in long term parking, and was exposed to some very cold winter air. I literally gave away carvings that I realized were too much to carry home, but I kept Bob. To this day, local wood carvings in the Island region sell these
  4. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 months ago
    Thank you artcollector and JMNY for the info and story!
    Cheers!
    Bernie
  5. artcollector321, 8 months ago
    Thank you JMNY and pickrknows...

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