--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
, "Herb Moore"
> Dear Jacques, Thank you for
setting me straight. Indeed I did not pay too much for it...I paid for
the house and the NKondi was a free, non-real estate extra.
I didn't realize the open mouth was food related. Since this is a female
figure, had she had an open mouth, I would have assumed she was probably
talking to or perhaps nagging some poor man, especially since she is
pregnant. Just joking.
> Anyway, if it's not real it
will make a great Christmas present for my brother. He is single and
needs a pregnant woman in his life, especially one with long nails.
> John, Thanks for the input. I will
certainly search for "tiki" items.
> As i said to a previous
responder, at the very least, it will make a great
> Christmas present
for my brother.
Thank you for your comments. They differ from the others I
received and I'm glad that there is some room for discussion. I, too,
like this piece a lot, whether authentic, or not.
> Much of my
business involves hammering out deals and agreements and this figure might
add an intimidating home court advantage to my conference room. At the very
least, I'm sure its presence will require some discussion before moving on
to real estate.
> Again, thanks.
> --- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
, Joseph Anderson
> > It is a wonderful piece! I
have seen lots of nail fetishes and not
> > one that I like near as
much. I am sorry I am not expert enough to
> > tell you where to go
to find out more. I hope the more knowledgeable
> > members will
offer some better input.
> > Joe