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Vintage West African Dogon Mali HAND WOVEN WARTHOG FIGURE Shell Eye HAND PAINTED For Sale

Vintage West African Dogon Mali HAND WOVEN WARTHOG FIGURE Shell Eye HAND PAINTED

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Vintage West African Dogon Mali HAND WOVEN WARTHOG FIGURE Shell Eye HAND PAINTED:

Vintage VERY OLDWest African Dogon Mali HAND WOVEN WARTHOG Figure

Magnificent hand made art piece

Shell Eyes, Hand Painted

16" long from tail to snout, 9.5" high, 5.5" wide

Excellent vintage condition, very old and very delicate as it is hand made from woven grass and jute. No damage to woven material, no holes, no damage to underlying bent wood frame. Some stray ends of the jute here and there, normal as expected for age, not damage and not frayed or unraveling.

Completely hand made African folk art piecerepresenting a warthog. He is built upon a hand constructed bent wood frame over which 2 different types of jute/ sea grass has been hand woven.Amazing feeling comes across from this piece- he has an open, rounded lower lip which gives him a realistic slotfor his mouth- small rounded ears, and 2cowrie shell eyes which are carefully 'sewn' on with threaded and woven jute. Great tail with jute 'hairs' on the tip.Underbelly is a finer weave of a smaller diameter jute. Wood frame gives him 4 sturdy legs- he is free standing. Wood frame also gives him 2 wooden nostrils!

Hand painted with natural clay and vegetable dyes in shades of brown, red, and white, in a horizontal stripe pattern along his sides and down his back. Underside has a crisscross pattern of deep blood red.

This style of weaving andartwork is specifically attributed to the West African Dogon people of Mali

See all pics and use zoom. Acompletely uniquesculpture- would look great on a mantle piece etc, a very special gift for an Art collector. I purchased this at an Estate sale of an elderlylady that traveled the world and collected items from around the globe in her 86 years. Her family had no idea what this was or when it was acquired. It seemedto pre-date all of them.

Unique and wonderful AfricanArt!

Ships fully insured and with tracking provided.

As always, my items are packed with EXTRA bubble wrap and extreme care to insure a safearrival.

Please check my other listings for more FABULOUS VINTAGE collectibles, glass, china, tea sets and cups, and unique treasures. I add several new listings per week.

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I strive to give you the best service possible. I am not a dealer or professional, just a lifelong collector and enthusiast. I only list items that I think are unique and of good quality. I represent my items as accurately and clearly as I can, and believe it is always better for you to have too much information than not enough! Please ask any questions before offerding, I will happily respond.

Remember, these are vintage items and will have reasonable signs of age and wear which only adds to their personality, appeal and "funky vintage-ness". They are not in their original boxes unless noted. I do not excessively clean items or remove age patina, as I want to leave that option for the buyer.

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Go Green! I try to re-use clean, almost-new shipping boxes when possible.

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