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CLosed congrats CC2: Last wooden item from Malawi


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#1 jose melendez


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

This is a small, hand carved dark hardwood bowl, again from Zomba Plateau. It's about two inches in diameter and an inch deep. It would make a nice candy dish or ash tray. If you want an African carving, but nothing huge, this is a really nice piece.

The carvings around the side include a lion a leopard and an elephant. Let's start at $50. This is the last wood carving from Malawi I'll be putting up.

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#2 Frank, Fenway

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'm broke, but I can spare $50 for this. Somebody top me so I can eat.

#3 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:09 AM

$60. More, if Zomba is a misspelling for Zombie

#4 jose melendez


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:12 AM

Zomba is not a misspelling for Zomba... however at the Plateau, there's a spot called Chingwe's Hole. Chingwe apparently means rope, as in the rope they used to use to tie up lepers before throwing them in the hole.

Then come rainy season, the waters would carry leper corpses out of the hole and into the river below and then through the town, which is why bother the river and town have the Chichewa name for corpse...

So is that close enough to zombies for a higher bid?

#5 jose melendez


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:01 AM

Two days to go on this.

#6 ChinaCat2

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:18 AM

$75

#7 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

Lepers < Zombies, but I'll go $80

#8 ChinaCat2

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

There have been many interesting and famous lepers....Ben Hur's sister, Father Damien, Thomas Covenant. Way more personality than zombies.

$100

#9 ChinaCat2

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:32 AM

Jose, PM'ed you with the payment and address info a few days ago. Can you confirm that we're all set?

#10 jose melendez


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:09 AM

confirmed!. I'll send it in early September when I'm back.