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Standing roof pole to support the roof (223 cm!) - TORAJA - Sulawesi - Indonesia - Asian African Art
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Standing roof pole to support the roof (223 cm!) – TORAJA – Sulawesi – Indonesia


Mid 20th century – in fair to good condition

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Usually horns of slaughtered water buffalos were fixed on such poles.

Large wooden standing pole of the Toraja tribe of Sulawesi. This authentic pole has a marvellous patina of age. The pole is mounted on a stand and is considering the age in reasonable to good condition. Has clear traces of wear and tear, see the pictures. The recognizable patterns of the Toraja tribe are well preserved. Four ancestor figurines and a water buffalo can be found on the pole.
Dimensions (including the stand): height 223! x width 95 x depth 40 cm.
weight +/-100 kg

Comes with a custom made stand.
Have a look at the pictures for an own impression. The fragment can be viewed or picked up at the Asian African Art gallery in Vessem.
It is preferable to pick up the item. Shipping is possible upon agreement with Asian African Art. The shipping costs will be charged to the buyer.