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Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by F&C, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. F&C

    F&C Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any ideas of the age of this. My guess is 1960s, the painting looks like the style seen on alot of papier mache trinket boxes. Could it be Victorian? There are some similar ones around described as antiques $_57 - 2021-11-25T111458.356.jpg $_57 - 2021-11-25T111509.615.jpg $_57 - 2021-11-25T111931.330.jpg
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous, F&C. Love the dromedary's legs.:playful:
    It looks Kashmiri to me, and my guess would be the same as yours, 1960s, maybe a bit older. I don't think as old as Victorian, but let's wait for the Brits, who see older Kashmiri pieces more often than I do.
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think those pretty Indian desk accessories started appearing in gift shops in the 1960s. About the time of the hippies.

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  4. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Agree, 60's or a bit earlier. Very cute.
  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I think a tad earlier, maybe 30s even. It's not as considered or mass painted as later ones and the faces look more real.
  6. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Glad you post this. I have one and was wondering the same thing . Unfortunately, mine is damaged. letter holder 2.jpg letter hp;der1.jpg
  7. F&C

    F&C Well-Known Member

    Nice, that one seems to have more of an Islamic theme going on
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think it represents a court scene, not a religious one.
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