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1700 16th St. @ Kansas St. San Francisco, CA 94103 , United States Call Seller 415.864.6895

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Pair of South Indian hand-carved fore and aft Indian snake boat prows

$ 10,400
  • Description
    these unique carvings are from a churulan vallam, a traditional narrow boat used in the famous snake boat races of Kerala, South India and powered by approximately 45 people; the prow is carved as a "churul" meaning a ring out of local aini wood and adorned with incised carvings and inset metal embellishments
  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: 1900-1919
    Condition: Fair. some missing metal elements with overall wear and abrasions
    Creation Date: 1st atr 20th century
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Abstract
    Dealer Reference #: 5282
    Incollect Reference #: 595221
  • Dimensions
    W. 30.5 in; H. 28 in; D. 5.5 in; H.2. 27 in;
    W. 77.47 cm; H. 71.12 cm; D. 13.97 cm; H.2. 68.58 cm;
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