A very old hand carved totem/tiki styled wood panel or board. Its super unique, and definitely a one of a kind piece. The patina is off the charts. I believe this is a douglas fir board that has been outside for a long time. The amount of weathering really makes a piece like this.
It is 36" long, 11" tall and 1.5 thick. The carving has a tiki feel but it also looks like some animal shapes in there too like the northwest coastal tribes.
The carving goes from about 1/4" to as deep as 3/4" so it really shows a lot of depth change that is very visible as you look at it in different light and upright vs sideways. I have had many pieces of folk art in this old wood hand carved style and this is definitely not a production piece.
Witco was known for this genre of art back in the 1960s and 70s but this has a few big differences to them and Im pretty sure its not them. It looks just as cool vertical as horizontal though the way the string was hung was for a horizontal presentation. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.The item "Vtg Hand Carved Wood Tiki Totem Panel Folk Art 36×11 Primitive Patina Witco" is in sale since Saturday, January 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures".
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, China, 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, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, 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, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.