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Iban. Dayak. 34″ Fertility Staff. Gawai Melah Pinang. Ritual. Ceremony. Indonesia

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    Sure, the Ibans / Dayaks were renowned for practicing headhunting to further territorial expansion. They had a fearsome reputation until the Europeans arrived with their colonization in the 1800s. Some headhunting episodes were reported into the mid-1900s.   There were rituals, ceremonies and festivals all… Continue reading

Erte. Romain De Tirtoff. Oriental Tale. Art Deco. Lithograph. 1987

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  (Titled) Oriental Tale by Tirtoff (1892-1990) depicted a woman wearing voluminous pants and pointed shoes. She is wearing a vibrant headdress rendered in hues of orange and yellow. Her form is outlined in red with a hand holding a paint brush to the lower left corner. A figured… Continue reading

Scarab Paperweight. Hieroglyphics. Handmade. Steatite. Egypt.

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    A scarab is a dung beetle. In Egypt, it is part of its ancient religion. The beetle was associated with the divine manifestation of the early morning sun.   Likenesses of the beetle were frequently made of steatite (talc within a rock – think soapstone). Heiroglyphics… Continue reading

Large Desktop Prayer Wheel. Handmade and Hand Crafted. Buddhist. Paper Scroll. Nepal

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Prayer wheels are Tibetan Buddhist praying instruments, with the mantra engraved: Om Mani Padme Hum, Avalokitesvara’s mantra. Prayers are also printed on a paper scroll rolled inside the metal cylinder. Very powerful.   Prayer wheels are fixed to the walls of monasteries, grouped around stupas, found in… Continue reading

Very Large Ammonite Fossil. Cleoniceras. Large. 153mm. Cut and Polished. Two Halves. Whole. Tulear. Madagascar.

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Way more than a simple decor piece!   Ammonites are anywhere from 75 to 450 million years old. Their closest living relatives are: octopus, squid, cutterfish and the chambered Nautilus. Ammonites got their name from the spiral shape . . . resembling tightly coiled rams’ horns.… Continue reading

Brass / Bronze Dragon Cane Head. China.

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  Just pull or saw off your old boring cane head and stick this elegant and cultural head on the end of the cane stick.   The mythological creature called a Dragon – the pattern of royal epithets in history – is believed to symbolize power, strength and fortune… Continue reading

Vintage Heavy Brass Decorative Plate. 10”. India

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  Very unique and quite stunning. The swirling background is really cool. Hook on back for wall hanging.   I have a matching brass jar / urn listed as V-6003. Both pieces would look great on your dining table or on a décor shelf. $ 50.00 USD for both.

Rare Large Half Black Ammonite Fossil. Madagascar.

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  I had quite a wait for a black ammonite that fit my standards of almost PERFECT.   Just think that this ammonite was alive 200 million years ago! Now, with that tidbit out of the way, let’s talk about ammonites (and many fossils) being chakras (energy focal points)… Continue reading

Ammonite Fossil. Cleoniceras. Large. 269 Grams. 133mm. Cut and Polished. Tulear. Madagascar.

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  It could be 110 to 450 million years old. Let’s not be picky when you see the detail, perfection and green colors blending into reddish brown. Just look for yourself.   This type of ammonite is most likely Cleoniceras….with a smooth shell and angled segments.   Feast… Continue reading

Hand Crafted Suar Wood Business Card Holder. Indonesia.

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    Suar wood is a non-endangered and fast growing tropical hardwood. In some countries it is called monkey pod.   This hand carved “hand” holds about 25 business cards.  
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