Set of 2 wooden figures from Sumba
SYMBOLS OF SPIRITUALITY AND GUIDANCE
This beautiful set of statues was hand carved by local artisans on the island of Sumba in Indonesia, made with ancient techniques. Sumba was once known as the Sandalwood Island, famous for its precious and aromatic wood. The figures are carved with human forms in honor of the Marapu (ancestral spirits).
Marapu is the animistic/ancestral religion practiced in Sumba, and its spirits are believed to be the occupants of the eternal sky, living as a couple and leading an existence similar to men. One of these pairs is believed to be the ancestors of the people of Sumba.
The set comes complete with blackened metal stands and its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope. Being artisan crafted each statue is slightly different and each has natural, visible cracks as beautiful signs of the aging of the wood.
Dimensions: Each statue is around 89 x 9 x 9cm
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