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Richly Carved Spear. Staff. Wood. Blackwater River. Shaman. ESP. PNG New Guinea

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  I have seen many spears from this region of New Guinea during my 50 years of collecting but not quite like this one. The intricate wood carving with its design and detail is quite spectacular.   I believe it is carved from Black Palm. Black Palm is… Continue reading

Chhepu, Shrine Protector Mask, Nepal

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Chhepu (Chepu) is the brother of Garuda and is known for his bravery. He has been given a place at the top of many main shrines as the “protector” from all dangers. Nagas (snake like dragons) are his main food… yuk. This is carved from a single… Continue reading

Toba Batak, Medicine Statue, Sumatra, Indonesia

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Carved from hardwood with intricate and traditional motifs. Storage box for jewelry and/or medicine. Crafted in the mid-1900’s.   This item has been sold. Thanks S.C !!

Phenomenal Ireng Wood Bali Dragon God Carving. Naga Besukian. Artist Signed. Bali

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Bali, an Indonesian island located between Java and Lombok, is known for its Ireng wood carvings. Ireng is very heavy and very strong. This carving is of the dragon god Naga Besukian residing in a stone representation at the Pura Besakih Temple in Bali. This was hand carved by Ny… Continue reading
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