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Antique Polynesian Hawaiian Caribbean Coconut Head Vintage Folk Art Tiki Bar Hut

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Seller: mod-designs4u (1,268) 100%, Location: Boulder City, Nevada, Ships to: US, Item: 382352676100 ANTIQUE POLYNESIAN/HAWAIIAN/CARIBBEAN FOLK ART COCONUT HEAD CARVING WITH FREE DISPLAY STANDThis RARE piece measures 6” x 6” x 6 3/4” and it has lite blue and white painted SCALLOP SHELL eyes with white painted circles on the cheeks and three lower teeth. It's crudely done as a tribal folk art should be and this is not a typical “coconut head” tourist piece. It's in good condition for its age with normal toning/patina and some wood splitting throughout (mainly top-center and top-left next to left eye)...please see photos for condition. Wood splitting is normal on antique/old carved coconut sculptures. There's two old screw holes on the back so at one time this piece was mounted on a wall or pillar. The center is dug out with about a 3” opening to perhaps hold something and the interior bottom has a 1/4” hole to stick something inside it (don't know what would go inside this unusual coconut head). The “angry and gruesome” facial expression alludes to a guardian figure and the blue scallop shell eyes allude to the ocean/swimming pool or a blue-eyed European. The white painted circles with lite blue lines on the cheeks alludes to European facial rouge or perhaps tattoos. This piece could either be a guardian figure or a creative mockery of Europeans/Americans who invaded and appropriated Polynesia/Hawaii/the Caribbean. You can use the included used acrylic stand (minor scratches) for display or mount it on a wall or pillar. I estimate this piece to be from the early-mid 20th century. This RARE coconut head sculpture would work nicely in a Tiki bar, patio/sunroom, cabana, outside swimming pool area, seafood restaurant, kitchen or ethnographic/Oceanic art collection. The shipping cost anywhere in the U.S. includes packing materials, handling, online tracking and insurance. Most purchases are shipped Priority Mail (2-3 days) unless the parcel is heavy/large for which it is economically feasible for Standard Shipping (7-10 days). Please click “See other items” and save $$$ with combined shipping and please review our STELLAR FEEDBACK which references great products and service. Please click “Save this seller” as mod-designs4u has MORE VINTAGE ITEMS to come! About mod-designs4u Welcome modern design enthusiasts! mod-designs4u has been selling vintage furniture and lighting, fine art, decorative art, object d'art, old books & ephemera and scarce collectibles since 1992 and on Ebay since 1999. mod-designs4u specializes in items from the 1920s-70s which include Art Deco, Modern Streamline, Machine Age, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern, Danish Modern, Italian Modern, Biomorphic, Freeform, Space Age and Post-Modern designs. Our entire inventory consists of high quality items made in the U.S., Europe and Japan. mod-designs4u has a revolving inventory of scarce vintage items which includes furnishings, lamps (and lamp parts), paintings, drawings, serigraphs, woodblocks, lithographs, etchings, engravings, photography, posters, sculpture, art pottery, art glass, art metal, dinnerware, kitchenware, barware, design accessories, antiquarian and art/design books, ephemera and collectibles. We at mod-designs4u have an extensive background and formal education in modern design and fine art. All items are personally vetted to meet the aforementioned design and qualitative criteria. We are a great source for collectors, historians, artists, set decorators, interior designers and architects. Please click SEE OTHER ITEMS as we combine shipping and please click SAVE THIS SELLER as there are many more unique vintage items to come. Thank you for supporting American small businesses! We have been at risk for quite some time as Main Streets have succumbed to mega-stores. This phenomenon has permeated Ebay and other online sales forums in recent years. Customers who purchase items from mod-designs4u and other small businesses help maintain the viability of the diminishing American entrepreneur spirit! mod-designs4u is a “green shop” because we use recycled shipping materials such as used sturdy boxes and recycled shipping peanuts which keeps shipping costs low. mod-designs4u offers scarce and vintage items at fair prices because we want your business! How much fun it is to search Ebay for used and rare items instead of looking at multiple views of the same new stuff! Condition: It's in good condition for its age with normal toning/patina and some wood splitting throughout (mainly top-center and top-left next to left eye)...please see photos for condition. Wood splitting is normal on antique/old carved coconut sculptures. There's two old screw holes on the back so at one time this piece was mounted on a wall or pillar., Color: Medium Wood Tone, Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Maker: Unknown

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