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9514

Folk Image of a Standing Man
Item No. 9514

20th Century, N/A, India
Wood with Pigmentation
5.5" x 1.5" x 1.5"
( 13.97 x 3.81 x 3.81 cm)
(H x W x D)

This antique wood temple figure from India is in the form of a male traditional figure wearing a red turban and a "skirt" that is generally yellow but with red in the center with red streaks flashing to each side. There are a number of male garments which fall under the catergory of "skirt" or "dress." These go by a variety of names and form part of the traditional dress for men from various cultures. Usage varies, but the dhoti is part of everyday dress on the Indian subcontinent; and this is what is worn here.

The man is shirtless, although he wears a four strand necklace that is painted in yellow on his chest. His hair is worn long at the back of his head, he supports a handle-bar mustache, his eyes are outlined in black and his arms are articulated at the shoulders. The dhoti billows out between his legs as if a wind is coming from behind and he holdd a wire in his right hand.

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