Global Art & Artifacts

primitive art

Old Canister with 2 Compartments and Lid, Java / Lombok Area, Indonesia

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This is really a unique and cool canister made from metal.  It has a larger lower compartment with a lid that has another smaller compartment (with lid).  Very unique and ornate from a geographic area that is known more for carved bamboo canisters.  Circa early- to mid-1900.… Continue reading

Barbed Arrow / Spear / Weapon, Handcarved from the Nimo Tribe, Arian River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea

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Detail:  This spear / arrow was used to hunt human enemies . . . enemies who might have stolen livestock or crops from another.  Used infrequently but ONLY for the purpose of killing a person.  The head of the arrow is about 14” long and an inch… Continue reading

Dayak Tribal Medicine Box, Sumatra

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Detail: This medicine container was used by the Batak Tribes in Sumatra. Carved from one piece of wood. Singa (mythical protective creatures) heads are looking up on each end of the box. An ASO (human-like head) adorns the top of the lid. These boxes are used to store medicines or… Continue reading

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