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Lot 231, Auction 5/30/2017: 19th C. Bolivian Wood Loom Sticks - Nicely Displayed

South America, Bolivia, ca. 19th century CE. A nice ensemble of hand-carved wooden loom sticks, all four with decorative finials - one with a pair of zoomorphic perhaps camelid forms standing in profile, a second with a pair of birds perched atop, the third with abstract upraised paws, and the fourth with what appear to be either paws or crests of birds. In addition, the U-shaped termini and handles are incised with lively stylized geometric motifs. Custom stand. Size: tallest measures 9" H (22.9 cm), 10.25" H (26 cm) on stand, stand measures 11.125" W (28.3 cm)

Condition: All four show expected surface wear and nice patina from age and use. A few nicks and surface age fissures here and there. Two with minor losses to tips of handles.

Provenance: private Moore collection, Denver, Colorado, USA, acquired thirty years ago

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