Re: [African_Arts] Question about item
- GreetingsI cant find anything like it in the Indonesian arts. Its big. 8 ft tall.I talked to someone and they said looks African.I will take better pictures this week.ThanxE. LloydFrom: Veronique Martelliere <proximatribal@...>
To: "African_Arts@yahoogroups.com" <African_Arts@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:04 AM
Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Question about item
Hello Edmund,The totem pole is not african but indonesian.The position of the figures have features of a style existing in someareas of Indonesia (crouching figures holding a betel box), but thispole was, to my eyes, obviously made to be sold on the tourist market.As to the spears, they could be african and "genuine" (as far as i cansee).Bon week-end !véronique
From: lloydstradingco <lloydstradingco@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:54 PM
Subject: [African_Arts] Question about item
I recently purchased a large totem pole? Looks african. Also 2 spears. These items are old. The spears are steel. I have photos. Would anybody know anything about these items in album entitled "EdmundsPictures": http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/2002154068/pic/list thanks E.Lloyd
- Although I see stylistic elements suggestive of African carvings such as Bamileke architectural posts, I agree with Véro's observation that the item is likely a contemporary and simplified rendering of Indonesian origin or inspiration such as from Dayak and/or Batang carvings.Lee
your spears are from the northern Congo Region. I bought similiar spears when I crossed the Congo in 1990. If you have better pictures from the spearheads and the middle sections maybe I can tell you the tribe.
--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, "lloydstradingco" <lloydstradingco@...> wrote:
> I recently purchased a large totem pole? Looks african. Also 2 spears. These items are old. The spears are steel. I have photos.
> Would anybody know anything about these items in album entitled "EdmundsPictures":