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Tribal Hand Hewn Wooden Tray from the Mentawai Islands, Mid-Late 20th Century.

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Tribal Hand Hewn Wooden Tray from the Mentawai Islands, Mid-Late 20th Century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Carved out by hand with an adze from a single piece of local hardwood, this long shallow wood tray was used to present food and fruits when receiving guests. The shape is particular to these islands off the west coast of Sumatra. Villages in Mentawai are traditionally located deep in the forest along rivers, and life revolves around hunting, gathering and the trade of forest products. Dimensions: 39.25 inches long by 11.5 inches deep by 3 inches high.

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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960-1970
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 3 in. x W 39.25 in. x D 11.5 in.H 7.62 cm x W 99.7 cm x D 29.21 cm
  • Seller Location
    Point Richmond, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    BT-170119
  • Reference Number
    LU177829250713
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