Dayak people (Borneo)
Intended to protect the crop from harmful spirits, this pair of figures would have been planted along the edges of rice fields. Starting with the simplest cylindrical forms, the carver of this couple added wonderful, almost whimsical detail in the execution of the hands and arms.
Ex Mark Johnson Tribal Art
16.25″ high x 1.75″ wide x 1.75″ deep
15.75″ high x 1.75″ wide x 1.50″ deep
mounted on custom steel bases