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Wooden Folk Art Objects138 of 649Auctioneers / Judges gavel hammer and base, made by me from a storm damaged tree.Wooden Man
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Posted 2 years ago

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WernerB
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Purchased from an auction as "unknown wood carvings"
The items reminded me a bit of a Staff-God carving by the Rarotonga people, Cook Islands, central Polynesia.

Don't know if its related to African art or to the Oceanic region?

The items are approx. 210mm in length, 90mm wide and 20mm thick.

Any info would be much appreciated!

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  1. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
    It looks more like a pair of printing blocks, used to print batik fabric. That would mean most likely Indonesian in origin.
  2. WernerB, 2 years ago
    that is a good assumption, but don't believe it to be a printing block for fabric. From what I could find on Google Images is that printing blocks are more ornate with details in the form of lines/leave/flowers, etc. Mine also doesn't seem to have any old ink stains on them. Also what is the purpose of the 6 holes on each edge then?
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    How about stands for Chinese stone figures ???
  4. WernerB, 2 years ago
    very much doubt it is of Asian origin.

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