P9110643 by ann porteus, Sidewalk Tribal Gallery

Beautiful old weathered figure with a calabash carved and bound with leather as the lower torso. Wood is extremely light and weathered and has been repaired with strips of metal. Hair is fashioned from cord and wooden beads and cord is also used to bind the waist at the top of the gourd.
The calabash has a lid cut out to create an opening. Inside is empty and dry.
Measures 173cm
I would really appreciate any help with interpreting the function and use of this piece.

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Ann Porteus

Sidewalk Tribal Gallery

19-21 Castray Esplanade,

Battery Point 7004

Hobart Tasmania Australia

ann@sidewalkgallery.com.au

sidewalktribal.com

t: 613 6224 0331
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