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Post by Taylor Thomas August 27th 2012, 4:37 pm

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Could anybody tell me about this little chap?
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Post by NaomiM November 10th 2013, 1:50 pm

I've come across a few like this on Native American Indian crafts websites.

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Post by Taylor Thomas November 10th 2013, 3:02 pm

Could you send me a link please Naomi?
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Post by NaomiM November 10th 2013, 3:14 pm

I will when I come across it again.

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Post by NaomiM November 10th 2013, 4:12 pm

Looks to be Kenyan.
 
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Thought it was North American, Zuni tribe, bear fetish, but the shape is more hippo than bear.

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Post by Taylor Thomas November 10th 2013, 4:35 pm

I had a feeling it was African, cheers....
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Post by NaomiM November 10th 2013, 5:29 pm

I thought links were allowed on threads posted in the Lava Lounge. Pondering 

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Post by skay November 10th 2013, 5:52 pm

NaomiM wrote:I thought links were allowed on threads posted in the Lava Lounge.  Pondering 
Yep, beg your pardon Naomi.

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Post by Taylor Thomas November 10th 2013, 6:36 pm

Sorry Sue, I did ask for a link to be sent so I totally blame Naomi....Happy 
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Post by skay November 10th 2013, 7:04 pm

Happy No No, even though you started it was me what did wrong!

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Taylor Thomas wrote:Have you got enough quotes Sue?

l33ham180 wrote:the wife wants massive

NaomiM wrote:...didn't even have the excuse it was for charity. Just liked his balls. Cheeky

dantheman wrote:I think it's shit


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Post by Squash May 26th 2018, 8:36 pm

This is an 8" tall vase which weighs 2.5 pounds, black with incised white lines, black bottom, white interior.  It has a wavy hexagonal pattern that resembles an animal print, and there is a faint mark on the bottom where a label once was.  I have no idea about it (though the original owner did like Native American art) so any advice is much appreciated, thank you!

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Post by NaomiM May 26th 2018, 8:43 pm

Helps to have a photo of the base as well, to check construction , but I think this is carved and dyed soapstone, made in South Africa

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Post by Squash May 26th 2018, 8:56 pm

Thank you. I did wonder if it might be stone, but I've never seen stone with that sort of look.  Here are a few more pictures:

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Post by NaomiM May 26th 2018, 9:11 pm

Cheers :) Yes, I’m sure it’s soapstone. I saw a lot of it in the gift shops in Spain, and that pattern was one of them, along with a lot of fish. I think it’s made in a number of places; India, South Africa, Morocco...probably Mexico too, and sold in tourist hot spots and home decorating stores.

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Post by Squash May 26th 2018, 10:06 pm

Great, thank you so much!
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Post by hadfield July 2nd 2021, 3:17 pm

A very smooth 8" wide shallow dish  decorated with an african scene. Looks like its glazed in cream over a blue one.
Never seen the like before anyone out there any info on this piece maybe a potter name. Cannot see any potters marks on it
Thanks in advance
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Post by NaomiM July 2nd 2021, 3:17 pm

Carved soapstone from Kenya

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Post by hadfield July 2nd 2021, 3:18 pm

amazing Naomi you are a walking data base
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