Joe Loux. | Mentawei Shield
A private gallery in San Francisco featuring Asian and Tribal Art, ethnographic jewelry and textiles.
Tribal art, Oceanic art, ethnic jewelry, Southeast Asian art, tribal shields, Indonesian, art, New Guinea art, Indian gold, Polynesian clubs, Nepal tribal art, tribal textiles, Southwest Chinese art, Moroccan textiles, Pyu gold, Ainu textiles, Yi objects, ancient gold, Inuit art, Paiwan, ancient beads, Nepal mask, tribal figures
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Mentawei Shield

Mentawei Archipelago, Pagai Island, Indonesia
Early 20th century
Light wood, coconut, colored pigments and rattan native repair.
41 ½” (l) x 11” (w) x 3” (d)

The spiral motifs derive from the ancient Dongson culture, a Bronze Age civilization in Indochina which produced the famous giant drums decorated with interconnected spirals and sawtooth patterns.

Price on request
Inventory no. 6610



11 November 2018