Dominican Idol Mahogany Statuette
Carved out of mahogany wood and carefully polished, this statuette represents a shaman in a squatting position with his hands on his knees.It is inspired by traditional Taino art, the Taino Indians being the people who occupied the Dominican Republic, as well as a large part of the Caribbean, before the arrival of the Europeans.
- Mahogany wood
- 7 x 2.5 x 1 inches
The artisans ...
Dominican Republic is most widely known for its tourist attractions than its artistic reputation. Dominican artists of international reach perform mostly on the musical scene.
Oscar de la Renta, the great fashion designer, is however a Santo Domingo native. We should also mention Paul Giudicelli, Dominican artist whose abstract paintings still influence contemporary artists, as well as Juan Medina whose works decorate the Santo Domingo cathedral and the National Pantheon.
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