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Tribal Totem "Ancestor of Timor" 130cm
Tribal Totem "Ancestor of Timor" 130cm
Tribal Totem "Ancestor of Timor" 130cm

Tribal Totem "Ancestor of Timor" 130cm

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An authentic wonder from the other side of the world

Dimensions: Height 126 to 135cm x width 7 x depth 7cm approximately. Dimensions of the base: 11x11cm approximately. Weight: 4kg approximately. Materials: petrified, aged and handcrafted patinated wood; metal base. Handcrafted creation imported in compliance with fair trade rules: slight differences in colour and appearance are possible compared to the model photographed, testifying to the authenticity of each piece. Limited Edition.

A rare object, steeped in history and beliefs

This large wooden statue comes to us from Timor, an Indonesian island, where it is called "ancestor totem" or "ancestor statue".

In local tradition, a statue of an ancestor is used to protect the home from evil spirits . It is necessary to take care of it, to pray to it, and to lay offerings at its feet so that its protection may endure.

This magnificent ancestor statue was handcrafted in Timor, respecting ancestral techniques, and features the inimitable patina characteristic of the Timorese style.

To make it, the craftsman uses a very old wood called "petrified wood". Once the statue is carved, he subjects it to an aging process that requires the use of water, sand and earth. Several months of patience are necessary to achieve this look worthy of an antique.

A vibrant testament to Timor's cultural heritage, this totem pole will bring a touch of timeless elegance to your space and will forever remain a singular object, which you will be proud to own.

The Cult of Ancestor Statues in Timor

The tradition of ancestor statues in Timor is deeply rooted in the culture and spirituality of the island's indigenous peoples.

These statues, usually carved from very old woods, represent revered ancestors who played an important role in the history of the community. Considered messengers between the worlds of the living and the spirits, these statues are venerated and honored through rituals and tribal ceremonies. They embody collective memory, ancestral wisdom, and offer spiritual protection to the descendants of the ancestors they represent.

Statues of Timor's ancestors are therefore very important cultural objects, serving to perpetuate the values and traditions handed down from generation to generation. They help to strengthen the sacred bond between the Timorese people and their historical roots.

Do you like objects weathered by time and the elements? We invite you to explore our collection of driftwood decorative objects. Like this ancestor statue, driftwood bears the marks of time and brings an authentic and sophisticated style to interior design.

Summary
This large wooden statue comes to us from Timor, an Indonesian island, where it is called "totem of ancestors" or "ancestor statue". Limited Edition: Each piece is a unique piece with differences from the model pictured.
Size
Height 130cm x width 7cm approx
Information
This article may present imperfections and differences in appearance compared to the photographed model, proof of its artisanal origin and its authenticity.
Delivery method
Bulky item
Object type
Decoration
Material
Wood
Colour
brown / chocolate
Origin
Handcrafted and fair
STAT04699

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