A very unusual vintage/antique tiki style, folk art totem, hand carved out of red cedar. It is a very organic piece with 4 separate faces carved on it.
Because the top 2 faces and bottom 2 faces are on opposite sides of each other a very interesting side profile occours and it almost looks like the side profile is another face. The way the cedar grain is exposed throughout almost looks intentional. There is an old cedar and copper fence post topper on the top and its mounted onto a metal plate on top of a round metal base with an extra metal bottom cap. It is definitely old based on the condition of the metal pieces and the wood. My guess is this was originally finished smooth and over the years the grain rose up giving it a tactile texture.
It is definitely a one of a kind piece with a very cool look and feel. It is 24" tall and 4"×4" though the metal bottom cap is 6.5"×6.5.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. The item "Vintage Tiki Style Carved Wood Faces Folk Art Red Cedar Totem 24 Polynesian" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "goaltender14" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine, Cayman islands.