Rare Pillow Headrest (290mm) Korwar Irian Vintage Authentic Artifact Statue Figure Figurine Asia

$1,150.00

Rare spectacular piece, Oceanic Art, Korwar Irian Pillow. Wood. Original aged condition, some hairlines from natural aging but otherwise a must have for serious collectors worldwide. Cenderawasih Indonesia. Circa 1950.

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Published on:14/06/2019


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Height: 18 cm / 7.1 inches
Base: 29 x 7 cm / 11.4 x 2.8 inches
Weight: 0.8 kg / 1.7 lb
After packing: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb

Korwar images served as supernatural intermediaries, allowing the living to communicate with the dead, for when a family member dies, his or her relatives summoned a carver, typically a religious specialist who created a Korwar and enticed the spirit of the deceased to enter it. Robust head and arrow-shaped nose are the hallmarks of Cenderawasih Korwar carving.

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