Shuttle from a Weaving Loom

Lombok, Indonesia
19th Century

The artistic quality of this weaving loom is fantastic. On the top is a stylized man riding a mysterious animal; perhaps a mythological creature. Then extending downward in an almost crescent shape is a beautiful design carved in high relief. The overall patina is incredible it is deep and well handled. In the center, where the loom hit the object, is extreme wear, proof positive of years of use. In excellent condition.
The piece is 8.5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 406