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Hand Carved Wood Igorot Philippines Tribal Bookends, Vintage Male and Female Hunter Collectible Figurines

Hand Carved Wood Igorot Philippines Tribal Bookends, Vintage Male and Female Hunter Collectible Figurines

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$150.00

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Height: 12 Inches
  • Width: 4 Inches
  • Depth: 4 Inches
  • Material: wood
  • Favorited by: 15 people
  • Gift wrapping and message available
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These amazing, extremely detailed vintage wood bookends, featuring a male and female hunter, were hand carved from two single pieces of hard wood (possibly mahogany) by a talented Igorot carver in the Philippines. The Igorots live in a mountainous area of the Philippines--either the tropical forests of the foothills or the rugged grassland and higher pine forest zones--and keep, or have kept until recently, their traditional religion and way of life.

The man, barefoot, wears a patterned loincloth and a necklace with a pendant. He carries a shield in one hand and a spear in the other with a bag over one arm and a pack on his back. A small dog walks with him.

The woman, also barefoot and bare breasted, carries a shield in one hand and a staff in the other. She is wearing a necklace and a short patterned skirt with a bag over her shoulder and a pack on her back, which she supports by a strap over her head. She, too, has a small dog walking beside her.

Each stands 12 inches tall and has a base that is 4 inches by 4-1/4 inches.

With intricate detailing on most surfaces, the smooth areas have been rubbed to a soft shine. The bases have an etched pattern.

Both are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips.

For more vintage home decor: https://www.etsy.com/shop/eitherorfinds?section_id=22762028
These amazing, extremely detailed vintage wood bookends, featuring a male and female hunter, were hand carved from two single pieces of hard wood (possibly mahogany) by a talented Igorot carver in the Philippines. The Igorots live in a mountainous area of the Philippines--either the tropical forests of the foothills or the rugged grassland and higher pine forest zones--and keep, or have kept until recently, their traditional religion and way of life.

The man, barefoot, wears a patterned loincloth and a necklace with a pendant. He carries a shield in one hand and a spear in the other with a bag over one arm and a pack on his back. A small dog walks with him.

The woman, also barefoot and bare breasted, carries a shield in one hand and a staff in the other. She is wearing a necklace and a short patterned skirt with a bag over her shoulder and a pack on her back, which she supports by a strap over her head. She, too, has a small dog walking beside her.

Each stands 12 inches tall and has a base that is 4 inches by 4-1/4 inches.

With intricate detailing on most surfaces, the smooth areas have been rubbed to a soft shine. The bases have an etched pattern.

Both are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips.

For more vintage home decor: https://www.etsy.com/shop/eitherorfinds?section_id=22762028

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Contact me at the time of order. I love packaging orders and do not charge for wrapping. Some large items are not as easy to package attractively.
We source all of our items here in rural New Hampshire, along with some that we've owned and found in Virginia and New Jersey, where we lived previously.
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All my items are vintage, but I'm happy to box together a number of different pieces with an adjusted price, just for you. I can also put items on a 24-hour Reserve. Convo me and let me know what you'd like!

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