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Fine 20th C. Kwere People Wood Fly Whisk

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Fine 20th C. Kwere People Wood Fly Whisk

Lot 0286 Details

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Africa, Tanzania, 2nd half of 20th century CE. A finely executed fly whisk with a figural handle carved from hard wood, depicting a standing female with hands across her chest, her torso and mid-section covered with a strapless garment or wrap, and a ridged coiffure. The female figure surmounts a long and voluminous horse hair tail wrapped at the top with chocolate brown fabric / red and beige twisted cord "skirt". Wood is beautifully carved, remarkably smooth, and of a gorgeous deep brown with a lustrous surface. Size: 32" L (81.3 cm); figure measures 7" L (17.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private M. Wiley collection, New Jersey.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#113854
Condition
Wood carving is intact and excellent. Fabric shows very minor fraying.
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Fine 20th C. Kwere People Wood Fly Whisk

Estimate $300 - $500
Jul 14, 2016
Starting Price $150
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0286: Fine 20th C. Kwere People Wood Fly Whisk

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Est. $300 - $500Starting Price $150
Antiquities | Pre-Columbian | Folk Art
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0286 Details

Description
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Africa, Tanzania, 2nd half of 20th century CE. A finely executed fly whisk with a figural handle carved from hard wood, depicting a standing female with hands across her chest, her torso and mid-section covered with a strapless garment or wrap, and a ridged coiffure. The female figure surmounts a long and voluminous horse hair tail wrapped at the top with chocolate brown fabric / red and beige twisted cord "skirt". Wood is beautifully carved, remarkably smooth, and of a gorgeous deep brown with a lustrous surface. Size: 32" L (81.3 cm); figure measures 7" L (17.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private M. Wiley collection, New Jersey.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113854
Condition
...
Wood carving is intact and excellent. Fabric shows very minor fraying.

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