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Colored wooden pair of carvings of an ideal married couple or Loro blonyo from Java. Pls click on the photo for more photos&info
For many years I was looking for a loro blonyo which was not made for the tourist market with a certain degree of quality. Most of the loro blonyos are either broken or of inferior quality. This pair has a decent painting quality and is mint. What struck me immediately was the juwelry. They are refined with real stones on various places of the body. The previous owner told me they were acquired somewhere in the 1940s. On the site of the museum for wereldculturen you can read that the excistence of those juwelry means that the couple is of a higher caste. Also the person who sits at the right is higher in caste than the other one.
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