Fantastic piece of vintage art.
Masterfully sculpted by an unknown craftsman from Riesageberge, a mountain range located in the north of the Czech Republic and the south-west of Poland, part of the Sudetes mountain system.
A very detailed carving art / handicrafts made of lime wood. The sulpture is depicting a Peddler (traveling vendor) carrying his wares on his back.
This is a wonderful carved figure in excellent vintage condition and would be a great addition to a shelf, display case or collection.
Role of A Peddler
From antiquity, peddlers filled the gaps in the formal market economy by providing consumers with the convenience of door-to-door service. They operated alongside town markets and fairs where they often purchased surplus stocks which were subsequently resold to consumers. Peddlers were able to distribute goods to the more geographically isolated communities such as those who lived in mountainous regions of Europe. They also called on consumers who, for whatever reason, found it difficult to attend town markets. Thus, peddlers played an important role in linking these consumers and regions to wider trade routes. Some peddlers worked as agents or travelling salesmen for larger manufacturers, thus were the precursor to the modern travelling salesman.
Condition | excellent vintage condition with slight traces of age and wear.
Materials | lime wood
Period | 1960s-70s
Dimensions | 32.5cm x 15cm x 10cm
Weight | 436g
Inventory | 1 pc
Country of Origin | Poland / Czech Republic
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Sculpture - Peddler
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