Folk art is whimsical and fun, but beyond that, it is often representative of tribal beliefs. Mythical or stylized creatures and ancestors as well as real animals and human figures are used to decorate, and in many cases, embody objects. It is common to decorate everyday-use items such as tools, furniture, housewares and toys as well as ceremonial items with the figurative designs.
This monkey is hand carved and painted.
Age: Early 20th Century
Origin: Java, Indonesia
Material: Teak, paint
Size: 8" x 13" x 11"