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$ 12,000

Burmese Chin State Totem

Origin Myanmar (Burma)
Period 19th Century
Materials Carved solid wood
W. 12 in; H. 82.5 in; D. 12 in;
W. 30.48 cm; H. 209.55 cm; D. 30.48 cm;
Condition Distressed. This is an artifact mounted on stand for display.
Description A Burmese Chin Totem originating from Naga Tribes settled in regions that now fall within Myanmar, ( Naga Self-Administered Zone in northwest Myanmar, Chin State is located in the southern part of northwestern Burma (Myanmar). The term “Naga” refers to the ethnic tribal people who live in the tri-junction of India, China and Myanmar. The Totem Poles represent hierarchies within the tribes, and each animal and human motif depicted conveys their place and power within the world. This is a rare object almost impossible to come by today.
Burmese Tribal Marker, Burmese Tribal Totem, Burmese Chin sculpture,
Styles / Movements Asian Art
Dealer Reference Number CH2
Incollect Reference Number 199632
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