SYMBOLS OF GOOD LUCK - STONE TOTEMS
Theses statues depicting little boys are hand carved in stone and come from Timor in Indonesia. They are usually put inside ones home believed to protect and bring good luck to the house.
SYMBOLS OF PROTECTION AND GUIDANCE - TUN TUN
This set of 3 totems is hand carved in buffalo bone and wood and comes from the island of Sumba in Indonesia. This type of statue has since ancient times been considered to be a powerful talisman. Farmers would bring it to the fields, guiding them to get a good crop. It was also used to protect one’s house, placed in the corners of the roof.
A SYMBOL OF GOOD LUCK - HUDOQ MASK
This mask comes from Kalimantan in Indonesia and is hand carved in wood and painted with traditional motifs, crowned by Peacock feathers.
This type of mask was used in ceremonies by the Dayak tribe to honour the ancestors and mother nature, to repel demons and bring good luck and prosperous crops. The Dayak people were once upon a time a one of Asia’s most powerful warrior tribe.
A SYMBOL OF PRESTIGE - KALABUBU NECKLACE
This neck ring called Kalabubu is handmade in coconut and brass. Necklaces like these were worn by warrior men called head-hunters in the island of Nias, off the Western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. As a symbol of high prestige, the warriors were only allowed to wear this necklace once they had killed an enemy and brought his head back to the village. By carrying the enemies head back to the village the warrior brought protective forces to his community.
SYMBOL OF BUSINESS SUCCESS - PETRIFIED WOOD BOWL / ASHTRAY
This beautiful piece of Petrified Wood comes from Indonesia and is between 5 - 25 million years old. Over time the material transformed from wood into stone, making it incredibly resistant and strong. Petrified Wood is believed to:Help you become the person you wish to be
Help you achieve your financial dreams and goals
Bring business success and good luck
Help you find the answers you seek
Reinforce the love in your relationship
A SYMBOL OF BUSINESS SUCCESS - PETRIFIED WOOD SIDE TABLE
Also this beautiful piece of petrified wood comes from Indonesia and is between 5 - 25 million years old which over time has been transformed from wood into stone. With its strength and amazing look it's perfect as a stool or side table and a gift people will keep talking about! On our website or in our Como Showroom you can select from a wide range of Petrified Wood furniture and Italy's largest collection.
SYMBOLS OF POWER - FRAME WITH SEPTUM TUSK
These nose decorations/Septum tusks are carved out of clam shell,
deriving from Papua New Guinea. Since ancient times septum tusks have been worn by different tribes in Papua during important ceremonies, intended to give the wearer power and the appearance of a wild boar. The most notorious tribe known to wear the Septum tusks are the Asmat, the most famous cannibalistic tribe on Papua. The Asmat were also warriors and head hunters who did not only hunt for skulls, but also worshipped them, putting them in honourable places in their homes.
A SYMBOL OF GREAT ACHIEVEMENT - FRAME WITH EAR WEIGHT
This earring encapsulated inside a beautiful wooden frame is handmade in brass and comes from Borneo in Indonesia. Since ancient times earrings like this has been worn by men and women as a symbol of status, great achievement and beauty. Their heavy weight drastically elongates the piercing of the ears. They were mostly worn by the Dayak tribe called Iban, one of the most successful warrior tribes in Southeast Asia.
We wish you an amazing Fall and great gift hunting!