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Old Australia Aboriginal Wood Churinga NR!
Item #311464850
Antiques & Art:Ethnographic:Pacific Rim
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Currently $102.50 First bid $24.00
Quantity 1 # of bids 3 (bid history) (with emails)
Time left 2 days, 1 hours + Location vermont
Country United States
Started Apr-17-00 18:56:05 PDT envelope (mail this auction to a friend)
Ends Apr-27-00 18:56:05 PDT [Gift Alert] (request a gift alert)
Seller (Rating) drachm (108) star
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High bid simonpockley@gmail.com (0)
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Here's a great collection starting piece that shouldn't cost you an arm and leg to add to your collection ! This GUARANTEED OLD & AUTHENTIC Australian Aboriginal wood churinga (Tjuringa), 18" in length, was collected at Ray Station, Southwest Queensland before 1920. It is significant because of the dramatic Aboriginal "concentric circles" incised upon it; three circles on the front and two on the reverse. Churingas are the most deeply personal item an Aboriginal possesses. Each person's churinga is like a "personal diary" or auto-biography marked with motifs representing life's major milestones and turning points, either spiritual or physical. Each simple line , dot, or circle, may represent initiation, elevation to a higher spiritual status, falling in love, birth or death of loved ones, an illness, dream vision, or a battle kill for example.. Each motif functions like a knotted string around your pinky, to remind you of somehting significant in your life. These motifs are personal to the owner and we can only guess at what each one definitely means. In the 1981-1982 exhibition book: ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA presented by the Australian Gallery Directors Council (a fabulous exhibition of important and significant Aboriginal material culture from Australia's leading museums), the authors include a section on probable decoding Aboriginal motifs such as these circles. We are photographing a portion of this page to pass onto you some of this fascinating information. "Concentric circles" may have multiple meanings such as campsites, breasts, stones, wells, rockholes, cloaca, fire, holes, fruit, or hills. Our specimen is beautifully incised and still retains most of its original red ochre patina but has suffered a bit and has been repaired as can be seen in the photos. These significant tribal artifacts are wonderful authentic histories and deserve great reverance. NO RESERVE! ==========================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================OUR PLEDGE: all items you buy from us are as described to the best of our knowledge. 3 day returns ok less fees/s/i. Buyer pays s/i emails address at auctin close. Good bidding and please view more Aboriginal art currently on ebay ! <:


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