Look at this warrior holding a Qiang, a spear styled ancient Chinese weapon, carved in mammoth ivory. See how ferocious the facial expressions are, the intricately handcrafted robe and the pensive mood of the warrior. He looks in a pensive thought as he strokes his beard with his left hand. He holds the weapon in his right hand, while the helmet styled cloth is tied over his head. The back of the hair is tied in a bun and over that a hand-painted cloth has been tied into a bow, while the rest flows at the back.
Warrior Holding A Qiang
The flow and drape of the robe, has been accurately portrayed in pure mammoth ivory. The expertise of the Master Carver can be seen as he has managed to give ivory the flow and fold of fabric. The clean, delineated lines showcase the symmetrical profiling of the warrior. See how well-the Qiang has been carved. The spear has a decisive edge and pointed top with a split which has an embedded tassel, adding class to a weapon. Notice the arched eyebrows, the grim brooding face, yet his whole countenance depicts strength and bravery.
The Master Carver has craved and hand painted his robes with great detail. Notice the interplay of red and black in the various motifs that adorn the dress. Don’t miss the upturned shoes that he wears. The broad face and deep lined cheeks with downcast eyes are carved in extreme details, giving a character sketch of the warrior. Large ear lobes and robust body carved to perfection showcases the skill and talent of the Master Carver. The back is more decorated than the front. See how the hood ripples down with intricate patterns, while the wide sleeves and complete back of the robe is hand painted in detail. The figurine of warrior sits on a wooden carved base.
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