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Hand Carved Figurine

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SKU

8LM

Retail price

$228

DIMENSIONS

6″ high x 2″ wide x 1.5″ deep x base 1.5 x 1.5″

DESCRIPTION

Hand carved wooden figurine of a primitive man from Sumatra. Set on a modern black metal stand. C 1950

This figurine 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.