Carved Kobu, man and animals


This object is an example of kobu art, in which roots and trunks of trees provide natural sculptures. Some artists left the kobu looking natural, while others carved or painted the piece to use for other purposes. This particular kobu functioned as a vase.

Date Made: 1943-1945

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.3144.59Nonaccession Number: 1986.3144Catalog Number: 1986.3144.59

Object Name: carving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_1295431

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