Antique Indonesian wood Ancestral Figures

AGE: – Early 20th Century (could be earlier)
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood from the Jack Fruit Tree
HEIGHT: – Male: 119cm – Female: 122cm
WIDTH: – Widest part – Male 27cm – Female: 27cm
WEIGHT: – Male: 8.05kg. – Female: 8.15 kg.
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Antique Indonesian wood Ancestral Figures Male & Female Toraja Tau-Tau carved by the Torajan indigenous people found in the mountainous regions of the southern part of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The indigenous Torajan people have traditionally carved near life-sized wooden effigies of dead elites referred to as tau-tau (little person or person-like), they are traditionally made from wood or bamboo, depending on the wealth and position of the deceased. Traditionally the jack fruit tree was reserved for the wealthier class of people.
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Antique Indonesian wood Ancestral Figures
Antique Indonesian wood Ancestral Figures
Antique Indonesian wood Ancestral Figures
Side view Female Indonesian Ancestral Figure
Antique Indonesian wood Ancestral Figures
Top view Indonesian Wooden Tribal Figure - Male Toraja Tau-Tau Ancestral Figure
Indonesian Female Ancestral Figure Toraja Tau-Tau
Head view Male Female Indonesian Ancestral Figures
Back view Male and Female Indonesian Toraja Tau-Tau Ancestral Figures
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