Traditional Tribal

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Rice Paddle / Spoon
10.25" X 3.5" - 139 grams
Sasak People
Lombok Island
Late 20th C

Buffalo Horn Spoon
Early to Mid 20th C
Highland Atoni People
West Timor
5.75" X 1.75"

Correct in absolutely every aspect this spoon is a fine ambassador of the culture it represents.

The cock is a symbol associated with masculinity and power.

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A selection of Timor tribal buffalo horn combs
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Lime and Tobacco containers are the quintessential Timorese handicraft item. They are as unique as the individual who made them. Available in a variety of mediums, bone, horn, wood, gourd and most commonly bamboo, the motifs are etched into the surface of the containers using only a simple knife and can range from minimal to incredibly complex.

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Buffalo Horn knife handle

Lesser Sunda Islands

circa 1900

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Scrimshaw on Bone

By tradition the villages of Fenun and Anin in South Central Timor have produced fine scrimshaw carvings on bone and horn.

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ceremonial spoon
"lit sushu" wood
4" X 1.5"
11 grams
Amanuban District - West Timor


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All of the saddles shown are approximately the same age and unless otherwise noted - carved from one piece of teak. Most are from Sumbawa.To have a look at the Tack artifacts

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Rice Cake Mould - Sasak People Lombok Island - circa 1940

14" X 2.25" X 1"

This artifact has a beautiful. deep, dark patina. The mould is double sided with deep and detailed carving in the reservoirs. - $75.00

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The "feko" flute serves several functions in village life. Cattle are free range and the flute is to call the cows home. It is also a good way to signal your hunting partner or once you get close to home - let Momma know you are nearby and what you caught for dinner! These flutes are carved from petrocarpus indicus wood. This is the wood most favored for carving for it's durability and beauty. The smaller the flute the higher the pitch. I have seen people perform music with these flutes but I can only extract two notes. The flute is played by blowing across the top.


Beaded Fan

Rajistan India

10" X 9.5"

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