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Re: Unknown African Carving

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  • robincprez
    Ok, Well thank you That makes sense, has a Tiki look to it. I think the nails in the head made me believe it was African in origin, not that I know enough yet
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 4, 2011
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      Ok,

      Well thank you

      That makes sense, has a Tiki look to it. I think the nails in the
      head made me believe it was African in origin, not that I know
      enough yet to have any sort of opinon, emphasis on yet. This
      is a great site and I will be sure to visit here often.

      Robin


      --- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Ed Jones <bucit@...> wrote:
      >
      > Robin,
      > I seen lots of these "things"... in many places through-out the world,
      > including the market areas in districts of Istanbul and Antayla, Turkey and
      > Warsaw, Poland (by Africans migrants).  It is not an African carving.  I had
      > quite the challenge attempting to convince some Turks that it is not of African
      > origin.
      >  
      > This "thing" is a (cheap) Tiki market carving or similiar, originating from
      > somewhere in the South Pacific.
      >
      > Ed
      >
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: robincprez <robincprez@...>
      > To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sun, July 3, 2011 4:17:52 PM
      > Subject: [African_Arts] Unknown African Carving
      >
      >  
      > Hello, I was wondering if anyone had seen anything like this before as I am
      > interested in where this is from. It is a small carving of a man holding the lid
      > on a bowl. He has five small nails in his head. At first I thought something
      > like a headdress was missing but on looking at Fetish pictures online I realized
      > the nails have a particular meaning. Anyhow it seems old, 5 1/2 inches tall and
      > 5 inches long. If anyone can shed some light on its origins I would appreciate
      > it.
      >
      > Here are the pictures of it, I hope you can access them as this is my first time
      > here and I do not know if this will work,
      >
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/1190626108/pic/list
      >
      > Thank you
      > Robin
      >
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