WONDERFUL CARVED WOODEN FOLK ART WHISTLE. About 5 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4. Fascinating carved wooden folk art whistle. Images of a horse-mounted maiden or warrior with long streaming hair. Lizard or crocodile or dragon heads.
Images of a man in profile surrounded by a chip carved border. I simply do not know the origin of this interesting artifact.Could be Native American, South American or from somewhere else. Best estimate for age is 19th century.
The wood shows much dark oxidation, probably from a lot of hand use. If anyone has an authoritative opinion on its origin, I'd love to hear from you. A WONDERFUL TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL, ALBEIT SOMEWHAT MYSTERIOUS, PIECE OF INDIGENOUS FOLK ART. The item "Antique folk art carved wooden whistle Native American Mayan 19th century horse" is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".The seller is "allenpeach" and is located in Tenants Harbor, Maine. 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, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, 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, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.