Frame with a Tribal Totem - Tun Tun - from Sumba
A SYMBOL OF PROTECTION AND GUIDANCE
This totem called Tun Tun comes from Indonesia and is hand carved in buffalo bone and wood. The male figure on top is depicting Raja Leti, meaning the king from Leti. Being artisan crafted each totem is very slightly different.
It's encapsulated inside a black and gold colored wooden frame with a white fabric base and cream colored passe-partout.
The Tun Tun has since ancient times been considered a powerful talisman. Farmers would bring it to the fields, guiding them to the best place to get a good crop.
It was also used to protect one’s house,
placed in the corners of the roof.
It comes complete with its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
Dimensions: 38 x 68 x 7cm