Vintage Hand Carved Wood Kauri Timber Tiki Idol Shell Eyes Aotearoa New Zealand
Description: A hand carved wood Maori tiki idols totem from New Zealand. The carving is brown in color and represents the heads of two idols on top of each other and both having shell eyes. The carving is very elaborate and shows a lot of linear details. The piece, which is about 15 inches high, has a flat base and a nicely finished surface. It is in dark brown with the back being smooth and having no imagery. The piece has an attached label on the back which says "Hand Carved in AOTEAROA, N. Z, Timber - Kauri". A great decorative piece or a nice addition to your collection of ethnic items. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown, but the piece is contemporary.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southern New Jersey.
Size: The piece measures ~15" high with the base being ~3 3/4" by ~2 3/4" and weighs over one and half pounds.
Maker: Unknown. Marks:The piece has an attached label which says "Hand Carved in AOTEAROA, N. Z, Timber - Kauri".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and interesting piece of ethnic art, which would make a worthy addition to your collection or as a decorative accent.
Condition: The carving is in very good condition, with no breaks or repairs. The piece has a few minor scratches but no observable losses to the finish. It is very well preserved and would make a worthy addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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