This is a Vintage Hand Carved and Painted Wood Squatting Figure Decorative Hand Wood Plane from Bali, Indonesia. A hand plane is a tool for shaping wood. Planes are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of lumber or timber. For centuries Bali's artists and craftsmen have worked skillfully under the patronage of the priests and ruling classes. The richness of skill and striking talent of the Balinese is interesting and the artists did not have much room for personal expression. Creativity plays second fiddle to strict aesthetic and religious guidelines. But it is indeed fascinating that this practice soon changed with the arrival of Western artists at the start of the century. The talented Balinese started to develop their own individual styles, where imagination and art reigned supreme in painting, and woodcarvings. In Balinese culture, woodcarvings have the honor of holding the most sacred of offerings, and also the bodies of Balinese as they are cremated. Wooden carvings also adorn the Balinese home and are often placed near the gate in welcome. This wood plane is decorative and is about 20 years old. This kind of plane came in a variety of designs and motifs. They are a highly collectable item today and would be a very interesting addition to your home or collection.
11 1/2" tall
1 1/4" deep
8 1/2" long
Collected in the field and shows signs of age.
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