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Toraja Tau-tau head sculpture #4 (IS004)

Tau Tau Toraja head effigy in pair. The word "tau" is a Torajan word meaning "man and "tau tau" meaning "men" or "statue. Statues like this were carved to represent the deceased that believed to be protecting the living. They were once once produced only for the wealthy, to reflect the status and wealth and usually serve as permanent statues that standing at the entrance of tombs.
The one I have here carved in heads of a pair in wood with beautiful lively looking eyes.Dated around early 20th.

Item Weight : 6.7kg
Dimension : 43cm x 14cm x 14cm

Price : 1,250.00 USD
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