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    Posted 2 months ago

    BHock45
    (802 items)

    I am wondering if anyone can help point me in the right direction with this piece. Some of my questions would be: is it old or new? where is it from? what is its function? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 2 months ago
      Thanks fort and bobby.
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 2 months ago
      thank you aura and vetraio
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
      Shaped like an oar lock.
    4. CanyonRoad, 2 months ago
      It's similar to a folk art style slingshot handle. A number of West African tribes are known for their carved figures on slingshot handles. and they are also a popular souvenir item from Guatemala, and possibly other places as well.

      However, this looks more African in style, but the direction the figure is facing is more typical of those made in Guatemala. Anyway, you might try a search for "carved figural slingshot handle" and see what you come up with.
    5. BHock45 BHock45, 2 months ago
      Cool thanks Canyon!
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      A boot jack, possibly.
    7. Congcu, 2 months ago
      It is a slingshot from the Lobi People inhabiting parts of Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Ghana.
    8. poticheman poticheman, 2 months ago
      na a boot jack ....
      https://www.google.com/search?source=univ&tbm=isch&q=hand+carved+boot+puller+from+the+past&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjOwry2wKnpAhVRlHIEHTlKBqsQsAR6BAgKEAE&biw=1920&bih=966
    9. BHock45 BHock45, 2 months ago
      Def. a sling shot! Thank you congcu! Greatly appreciated!

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