This 1990 wood carving hails from Uruguay and features the bust of an indigenous man with traditional hat of the style worn by men and women alike, especially those who work on the South American ranges. The carving possibly represents one of the indigenous cultures that existed prior to the 1500s, and it could be the Guaraní, which is the one remaining people who survived diseases and colonization that occurred through the 1800s. I rarely find folk art from Uruguay, and so it is a great treat to find this well-rendered hand-carved wood sculpture.
Measures about 6" tall by about 3" wide by 4-1/4" deep. Bottom of base has hard-to-read writing yet I can make out the word URUGUAY and the year 1990. In good vintage condition.
Not a large piece yet great presence.
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