This is a Fascinating Carved Wood Figure from the Kauri Islands, by the People Related to the Maori of New Zealand. To carve a wood statue one has to fell a tree, but in New Zealand the Waipoua forest is where the legends of gods, myths and true spiritual entities live. The shaman would go into a trance and call on his spirit helpers to assist him.When entering the trance, art forms would be created to have the power to connect the individuals to their sense of identity which empowers and evokes their spirits. They felt that the art illuminated the soul and enlivened their emotion. This ritual would involve repetitive sing and dancing and would have a mesmerizing atmosphere that left its carvers, dancers also in a trance like state. This is rare and unique carved statue and would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home. Each Trance figure is one of a kind. Mid 20th Century COMES ON STAND Shows age and is encrusted, but is in good condition. 8 " on Stand Statue 7 1/4" tall 2 1/2" wide 2 1/2" deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA.
The item "New Zealand Figure Kairu IslandsTrance Wood Dance Figure Spirit Statue" is in sale since Friday, October 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.