VERY RARE MID-20TH CENTURY VINTAGE LATIN AMERICAN HAND. WOODEN LONG BOAT or CANOE, with SEVEN. FIGURES, ONE with LARGE PADDLE & ALL in. TRIBAL HEADRESSES & INDIGENOUS DRESS.
[One figure in center appears to be missing its Jacaranda wood carved paddle]. Mid-20th century Latin American, indigenous wood carvings using exotic, tropical hardwoods depicting the ancient people of the South and Central American continent.
19" Length x 3 ½" full Height (including rowers). X 2" Depth x 5" paddle Length (missing one paddle). The only appreciable and noteworthy damage or loss is in the form of a missing paddle.
The rear rower still has his original paddle but a rower in the middle of the boat is without his, clearly separated from the piece previously. The entire wood carved assemblage looks to be clearly of Latin American heritage but it is unclear if the Bra z i l i an tropical hardwood, the Jacaranda wood, points to an indigenous Bra z i l i an artisan or the graphic iconography is by an artist depicting the ancient Aztec or Mayan peoples of Me xi co or Central America respectively and carved by a Me x i c an or Central American wood carver. Aside from hieroglyphs on the side of the boat, the wooden figurative assemblage is not signed.The long dugout wooden canoe or long boat, points to river faring tribes, who not only had access to interior waterways but used them to conduct war raids, travel down river and perhaps most importantly, to hunt and fish. Extraordinary hand carving on display here. No attempt has been made to replace or otherwise substitute a replacement paddle from the one that appears to now be missing. Simply a breathtaking, near museum-quality period, vintage tropical Bra z i l i an Jacaranda hardwood figurative carving.
Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines".
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