Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Primitive Healing Figure

About the Item

Hill tribe healing figure carved of solid wood. 19th-early 20th century Golden Triangle area, Southeast Asia Indochina. This is a healing figure used to aid in healing. Arms folded to lower abdomen with head facing up to release sickness. Possibly Yao tribes. The statue has wear and erosion with large cracks through the head and body. A rare wonderful example of Indochina Hill Tribe Folk Art. This item was collected in 1999 in Yao territory, near Lao / Thai Northern border. Statue without stand is 11 inches tall.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 18 in (45.72 cm)Width: 4 in (10.16 cm)Depth: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: YKA171stDibs: LU92386330473

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Retrieving quote...
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
Located in New York, NY
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 1999
1stDibs seller since 2012
266 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This SellerView All
  • Lao Buddha Statue
    Located in New York, NY
    19th century Lao Buddha statue. Folk Art figure representation of Buddha. A solid wood block carving with remnants of pigments. To collectors Lao Buddha fig...

    Antique 1890s Laotian Folk Art Figurative Sculptures



    Lao Buddha Statue
    $560 Sale Price
    20% Off
  • Folk Art Flower
    Located in New York, NY
    A carved wooden flower sculpture of assembled carved pieces of wood mounted on an iron stand. Very good condition with some signs of repairs made over time. Early 20th century.

    Early 20th Century Sculptures and Carvings



  • 19th Century Lao Buddha Statue
    Located in New York, NY
    19th century Lao Buddha (Life like size). Late Era: Second period (1827-1893) Wonderful example of Laotian Buddhist Folk Art. The art of the Lao Buddha imag...

    Antique 1860s Laotian Sculptures and Carvings


    Wood, Hardwood

  • 19th Century Buddha Quan Yin Figure
    Located in New York, NY
    A 19th century Buddha Statue of Quan Yin. This is a ceremonial statue close to life size. Additional photos available on request. This type of statue would have been dressed for different events of the Buddhist calendar, and placed on display. Many posses can be achieved some are pictured. This is a rare Buddhist Folk Art...

    Antique Early 1800s Chinese Figurative Sculptures



  • Primitive Painted Cabinet
    Located in New York, NY
    Primitive Painted Cabinet. Primitive Side Cabinet with sliding doors. Great interesting Primitive side storage cabinet with nice patina of green paint ...

    Vintage 1940s Indian Rustic Cabinets



  • Burmese Tribal Markers Wooden Sculpture
    Located in New York, NY
    Two Burmese chin state tribal markers. Tribal Territory markers collected within the chin state Burma (Myanmar). Each piece is primitively carved with a face and a collection of item...

    Antique Late 19th Century Burmese Mounted Objects



    Burmese Tribal Markers Wooden Sculpture
    $3,600 Sale Price / set
    25% Off
You May Also Like
  • Primitive Wood and Iron Wheel on Stand
    Located in New York, NY
    Primitive wood wheel with iron insert and nail remnants, raised on ebonized stand. Measures: Overall: 21.5" H; wheel: 17" diameter x 2" depth.

    Antique 19th Century Unknown Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings



  • Rockefeller Irivake Figure
    Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
    Abstract and anthropomorphic large figure from the Pie River, located to the east of the Era River. Abstract, anthropomorphic form stands on separate legs with dynamic varying outline, wide hips, and torso leading straight to a rounded head. Figure represents Irivake, the ancestor hero who is considered as the founder of headhunting, also believed to have climbed to the sky and to command lightning. It is enlivened with various curvilinear details highlighted with red and white pigments. The back appears with a collection number in red, and the following: Ipigau (village), Upper Pie River, Papua, P63.20. This is a 'later example', not a first generation piece with several age cracks. It has likely seen field use, but not extensive field use. Provenance: Private New Jersey Collection, ex. Michael Rockefeller...

    Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Primitive Sculptures and Carvings



  • African Tribal Figure
    Located in Long Island City, NY
    Mounted African tribal figure, used as a door latch in the early 20th century.

    20th Century Ivorian Tribal Figurative Sculptures



  • Large Bamana Marionette Figure of Charming Police Man, African Figure
    Located in Buffalo, NY
    Large Bamana marionette figure of a charming police man. African figure retains original paint, amazing patina, also retains original fabric wrap. (outfit).

    20th Century African Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings


    Fabric, Wood

  • Figure of a Thai Angel
    Located in Chicago, IL
    A finely carved wooden sculpture of a Buddhist angel in the Northern Thai style. It is covered in natural lacquer, gold leaf, polychrome, and glass mirror "jewels" embedded in the surface. Teak provides a durable foundation as it is impervious to insects and resistant to moisture. Some yellow-gold paint is also present in the topmost layer, indicating that the piece was carefully maintained over a long period of time. The chalky paint on the face was also renewed periodically as an act of devotion. Angels were a favorite subject of Thai sculptors because they were given a lot of freedom in depicting them. This angel has an expression of benign intelligence and the hands are particularly well-formed. Given its seated position, it was likely to have been part of a larger altar ensemble, including larger and more prominent Buddha images...

    Antique 19th Century Thai Figurative Sculptures


    Teak, Lacquer

  • Terracotta Articulated Doll Santos Figure
    Located in Stamford, CT
    Amusing Mexican terracotta doll figure with articulated limbs. Since it is solid terracotta it is likely this is a mold from which other dolls were made. As a folk art sculpture it i...

    Early 20th Century Mexican Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings



Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery