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Ancient Hand Carved Panel

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99″ wide x 51″ high.


Ancient hand carved architectural panel from Toraja. This impressive carving symbolizes courage, protection of the home and good fortune. The buffalo carving is only made for the King of the district. This is a rare panel. c 1900

This panel was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanenceIt’s a beauty of things modest and humble. It’s 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.