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Posted 2 years ago

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Another wooden, carved treasure that I have - stands approximately 10". Like the other I just posted, it is a family piece that I have had since the 1970's, so I'm guessing it's aged 10-15 years prior to that. I know it came from outside of the United States, I just don't know from where. Again with this one, I'd like to know, a) what type of wood, and b) is this carving specific to a certain country or native people? This one I also have categorized as Folk Art, if it needs to be elsewhere please advise!! Looking for any wood experts to help me out with this, thanks!

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  1. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Sean68, sure appreciate it - thanks!
  2. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 2 years ago
    Treen, literally "of a tree" is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood. Treen is distinct from furniture, such as chairs, and cabinetry, as well as clocks and cupboards. I remember going to a larger craft show and seeing some beautiful treen, something I treasure also.
  3. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Thank you, bladerunner22; I hadn't know of that term before, "treen" - I like it. Yes, the beauty of wood!
  4. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    That's what I just love about this place (CW), it's a treasure-trove of information!! Everyday I check in, whether it's my stuff or someone else's - and I learn something new every time. What a blessing!
  5. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Racer4four and blunderbuss2 - thanks for looking and loving; appreciate you taking the time!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Looks a bit like things we see here in Australia.

    Check out ' MULGA WOOD' : acacia aneura.
  7. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50!! For the love and for the new lead, I will check it out asap; appreciate it!
  8. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 2 years ago
    Yes I remember a book finally about treen that came out in the late 1990's. Its not as good a book as it is holding an object in your hands and learning on your own, too much like a book not written by a collector, so it loses all its charm.
  9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I think vetraio50 hit the wood right but the vases you posted are not hand carved. Perhaps hand turned because they were turned on a lathe. Both very beautiful specimens.
  10. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Thanks bladerunner22 for your thoughts, you are so right; I don't know much about wood except that it can be turned into beautiful works of art! And fhrjr2, thank you for the love and nice compliment, as well as the correction! Just a habit (a bad one) when something is "hand done" and not factory, I have a tendency to leave out the tools and machinery that were the basis for creating the item in the first place! Seems with something like this, and with no marks, finding out more will be next to impossible so I will mark this as mystery solved.
  11. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Thanks Caperkid, appreciate it!
  12. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    You are correct about tracing the maker. Many of us turn wood every day and sell it unmarked.

    Another thing you may not know is the cut used in this piece would not be seen as a quality cut. This is not from heart wood. If it were it would all be completely brown color with no blonde streak. I happen to think the blonde streak adds to the beauty. Especially in darker woods like black ebony. Ebony with a blonde streak is much less expensive and in my mind the contrast is better than just solid black.

    Exotic hardwoods are getting more and more expensive now cutting in the rain forests is restricted. Items like this can only go up in value.
  13. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    fhrjr2, learning and absorbing, thanks! So blonde streaks can happen in all types of woods? I know I'm probably sounding a little dumb, but I'm curious! My son always says I ask too many questions, but my response is always, "you ask, you learn"!! And you're right, the blonde in this piece adds to it; without the blonde I fear it wouldn't be as pretty.
  14. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Rick55!
  15. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Radegunder, thank you!
  16. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
    I used to make objects like that in my dad's workshop when I was a teenager. It was a lot of fun, as long as the wood didn't start flying around. I made bases for lamps, candle holders, vases, plates... anything that can be turned:)
  17. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    That's awesome freiheit; did you keep your creations?
  18. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
    I don't have any at all. I gave most away as gifts and the rest I lost when I left East Germany (I wasn't able to take much with me). I wish I had the machine and the tools to work with.
  19. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    Thanks Nicefice!
  20. museedescommerces67 museedescommerces67, 2 years ago
    looks like alsatian "sewing egg holder"
  21. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    museedescommerces67, what is a "sewing egg holder"? And Aura, thank you for the love!
  22. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 2 years ago
    mikelv85, thanks - appreciate it!

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