Featured Carved Wood Frame Hindu?

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by Josh, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Josh

    Josh Well-Known Member

    Found these 2 carved wood frames with depictions that made think they came from a region that is primarily a Hindu religion. Measure 9 3/8" wide and are 17 5/8" tall. Was wondering if anyone might have an idea of origin and if the figures represent anyone in particular. So far i have not had any luck finding something similar. I know they were probably made for tourist trade, but they are still interesting. Thanks

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  2. i need help

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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is inspired by mainland Southeast Asian figures. But not traditional.
    They look a bit drunk, with those crowns at an angle.:sorry:
  4. Josh

    Josh Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
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  5. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    They don’t look typically Indian or indeed have anything to indicate that they specifically relate to the Hindu religion so I wonder if they could be Indonesian or Thai.
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thai or Cambodian rather than Indonesian, but a bit of a fantasy outfit. They could even be based on Indian, you never know with fantasy styles.
    Indonesia doesn't have those high pointy crowns.

    Indonesian Balinese dance crown:


    Indonesian Javanese Majapahit era crown, rarely depicted:


    Indonesian Javanese hairstyle with diadem for aristocrats, usually depicted instead of a crown:

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