This is a stunning vey fine, intricately carved Massim Stool from the Trobriand Islands collected from the Milne Bay region of Papua New Guinea. This stool is carved out of a single piece of wood, and it shows designs and patterns typical for that region. Stools of this type were only used by high-ranking tribal officials; most likely an orator or someone affiliated with the village council. The craftsmanship is beautiful, with a single stylized human bending over backward and peering behind. The piece is decorated with markings and clan symbols all around the top, bottom and sides. These stools are made by master carvers within the tribe.
Shows some aging cracks, has a beautiful patina and is in wonderful condition for its age. This is a fine stool, very rare and hard to find these days is truly a museum quality raw organic piece. The estimated age of the piece is between 1940’s to 1950’s.This is a stunning collectors piece.
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