INFO? CARVED WOOD NUDE INDIAN BUST w/SMOKING PIPE IN HAIR

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Found this at a local thrift store yesterday. It's a wooden bust of a nude indian - with a tobacco pipe as a pin or adornment in her hair!

    Was this part of a cigar store indian? maybe a counter top statue to help with a impulse purchase? (Except -when I finished high school I became partners with a U of Miami professor in a tobacco shop on Miami Beach (he put up the money & I put in the hours running it), and when we looked at store Indians for our shop all the women Indians holding cigars & tobacco leaves were young & beautiful - this lady looks older and … tired).

    It's not signed, but it's not factory art, right? Where does the lady look like she's from?

    Finally, what's the best way to clean it - look at the back & you can see how beautiful the wood is, but the front & her hair looks like it has dust or something on it??

    Thanking you in advance for any help with this one - I'm hoping it's a winner!

    PS - It measures 13"H x 9"W and is a lot heavier than it appears.

    Thanks again.

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  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Looks like it's from South Pacific/Indonesia area.... @Any Jewelry
     
  3. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Sure doesn't look Native American to me.
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  5. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  6. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    Not native American at all. Decorative/ souvenir from Phillipines or Indonesia like others said.
     
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  7. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    With the pipe in her hair - no ones thinks it was made for a tobacco store?
     
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    From Taupou on the link of previous posting:

    "The carving depicts a tribal Igorot woman, from Luzon, the Philippines. A search for 'carved wood Igorot woman' will confirm. The traditional style is to show her with her pipe tucked into her headdress."

    Debora
     
  9. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    No, no one does.:playful: It was simply the way the Igorot carried their pipes with them. They loved a smoke but had no pockets. It is just like people used to put pipes on their hats.
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    With a quick internet image search, you can educate yourself on what an antique cigar store Indian looks like.

    Debora
     
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  12. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I had one - but not antique I'll admit.
    Thank you for the help!
    PS - not sure why but I have great difficulty getting a photo into google image to search
     
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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this will solve a problem but... Enter word/term into Google search bar (such as cigar store Indian) and when results come up, click on "Images" in line below. (Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious; intention not to insult but to help.)

    Debora
     
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  14. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    No worries Debora not insulted, I appreciate the help - when it comes to technology my smart phone is smarter than me!
     
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  15. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Smartphone? What's a smartphone?

    Debora
     
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  16. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    one that does more than let me - call/answer/read email/google info on something :)
     
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