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    Has anyone ever seen these before? I am trying to find out who made them and possible when they were made. Can someone tell me how I would go about this?
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  • #2
    I moved your p0st to the General Carving Forum where more people will be likely to see it. The carvings look to me like they are from SE Asia, but i'm certainly not an expert on this. No name or initials or icon on the back or handle end? The antelope looks African. The clothing on the light colored one reminds me of Peru. The dark one reminds me of Incan work. There; that ought to muddy the waters a bit...

    Last edited by Claude; 02-02-2022, 01:32 PM.
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    • #3
      Welcome, Newalla, and you might do a google search of the image and see if anything comes up. I don't have any knowledge of those, but they are very interesting and intricate. Please post if you do find the artist or work origin.
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      • #4
        I see the same elements that Claude mentioned. I doubt you'll ever find any information on these... probably made in bulk for the tourist wild, unsubstantiated guess would be South American.


        • #5
          Big spoons were a popular kitchen decoration back in the 60s-70s but these look more like a salad set, again for the tourist trade. Could be Polynesian/Tiki or maybe Phillipines? If the wood could be identified, it might indicate the origin, but the designs and spoons could have come from a variety of sources. Basically, whatever was popular with tourists when and where they were carved. And now that retro stuff is fashionable, you may start seeing things like this again, as decorative items at Hobby Lobby. They are neat.
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          • #6
            The symbols of the white fork on top and bottom are Egyptian....the dress of the figures although is from India? you have a male in a vest, short pants, and head covering...figure it comes from somewhere in that area. Figure they come from Northern Africa.... a good place to start your search. The second spoon you would need to do a search on the dress of the men...perhaps British who took over India? It is not pacific art. I would figure you would have to do history on stories in this work. Did it come from that area???....maybe not with the immigration of people around the world. These seem to be symbols and stories...what are they? Would take some major digging and searches.
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