Interesting Items - Vintage Collectibles & Folk Art

Manufacturer: Unknown
Solomon Islands Carved Pregnant Female Figure

20th Century

Size: 16 H x 8 W x 4 D

Inlaid with Mother of Pearl? and other shell piece facial and upper body
decorations.

Back of head is carved to represent hair

Condition: Large split in back and smaller ones in front consistent with age. The figure is in good stable
condition. Several of the inlaid pieces are missing (one side of mouth, two decorations on upper body.

Markings: none

Weight: Approx. 3 lbs.

From a private collection.

Age thought to be mid 20th Century or earlier

She has been in my collection of Melanesian Art since the 1980's.

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