ANTIQUE STATUE OF A PRIMITIVE MANANTIQUE STATUE OF A PRIMITIVE MANANTIQUE STATUE OF A PRIMITIVE MANANTIQUE STATUE OF A PRIMITIVE MAN

Antique Statue of a Primitive Man

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SKU

68FG

Retail price

$550

DIMENSIONS

29″ high x 7″ wide x 5″ deep.

DESCRIPTION

Antique hand carved statue of a primitive man from Sumatra. Originally used to protect the home. The wooden block under the feet were placed in the earth.

This statue was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanence. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. A beauty of things unconventional. It is the opposite of vulgarity. The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. This kind of luxury is for a select few: The Emperor of Japan had a wabi garden. Wabi is for people who already have a lot.