Antique 1940 Cobra Snake Charmer India Silver Spoon Excellent Condition

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Seller: famoushawaiianestates (3,562) 100%, Location: West Hollywood, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312199541463 FAMOUS HAWAIIAN ESTATES Presents DESCRIPTION____________ ANTIQUE 1940 COBRA SNAKE CHARMER INDIA SILVER SPOON EXCELLENT CONDITION / MEASURES 4 3/8ths INCHES LONG / TOTAL WEIGHT = 7.7 GRAMS / NEVER USED / EXTREMELY EXCELLENT CONDITION / PLEASE SEE 7 PHOTOGRAPHS ABOVE / FREE FIRST CLASS SHIPPING WITH TRACKING INCLUDED. History of SNAKE CHARMING______ Snake charming is the practice of appearing to hypnotize a snake by playing and waving around, an instrument called pungi. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in India, though other Asian nations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia are also home to performers, as are the North African countries of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Ancient Egypt was home to one form of snake charming, though the practice as it exists today likely arose in India. It eventually spread throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Despite a sort of golden age in the 20th century, snake charming is today in danger of dying out. This is due to a variety of factors, chief among them the recent enforcement of a 1972 law in India banning ownership of snakes. In retaliation, snake charmers have organized in recent years, protesting the loss of their only means of livelihood, and the government has made some overtures to them. Many snake charmers live a wandering existence, visiting towns and villages on market days and during festivals. During a performance, snake charmers may take a number of precautions. The charmer typically sits out of biting range and the snake is sluggish and reluctant to attack anyway. More drastic means of protection include removing the creature's fangs or venom glands, or even sewing the snake's mouth shut. The most popular species are those native to the snake charmer's home region, typically various kinds of cobras, though vipers and other types are also used. Although snakes are able to sense sound, they lack the outer ear that would enable them to hear the music. They follow the pungi that the "snake charmer" holds with their hands. The snake considers the person and pungi a threat and responds to it as if it were a predator. FOR REFERENCE ONLY INTERNATIONAL Shipping Needs To Be Determined WHICH INCLUDES CANADA and MEXICO. Please Email Us for an INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING QUOTE ONLY IF IT IS NOT LISTED. ~WE PACK ALL OF OUR ITEMS WITH EXCEPTIONAL CARE~ Thank You Very Much, Sincerely, JAMES CLINTON CURRAN / Art Broker - Gallery Director - Estates & Acquisitions eBay user FAMOUSHAWAIIANESTATES / Los Angeles SELLING RARE MUSEUM QUALITY FINE ART, PRINTS AND ANTIQUES WORLDWIDE FOR OVER 30 YEARS TO LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, PRIVATE COLLECTORS AND UNIVERSITIES. IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS AND BID ACCORDINGLY AS THE ITEMS I LIST ARE SOMETIMES OLD AND UNUSUAL AND THERE WILL BE RANDOM FLAWS OR UNKNOWN MARKS AT TIMES SO IF YOU ARE THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT WANTS FLAWLESS ITEMS AND LIKES TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE ITEMS FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING BUYERS REMORSE THEN THIS MIGHT NOT BE THE AUCTION FOR YOU...LOOK AT THE PHOTOGRAPHS...I TOOK PLENTY OF THEM. I PURCHASE MANY ITEMS AT ESTATE SALES AS I MAY NOT KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ITEM AS I AM NOT THE MANUFACTURER OF MANY OF THE ITEMS I OFFER FOR SALE SO PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ITEMS FROM ME IF YOU THINK YOU MAY NEED TO RETURN THE ITEM. Condition: EXTREMELY EXCELLENT CONDITION, Material: SILVER, MEASURES 4 3/8ths INCHES LONG: TOTAL WEIGHT = 7.7 GRAMS

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