ITEM ID: 0017

Hand-Carved Wooden Philippine Phallic Ashtray Folk Art

Year Created: 2010s
Year Acquired: 2023
Condition: Like New

This unique piece of folk art is a hand-carved wooden ashtray originating from the Philippines, notable for its phallic design. This artifact exemplifies the rich tradition of Philippine woodcraft and the local culture’s open expression through art, including themes that may be considered taboo or risqué in other contexts. The ashtray represents a fusion of functional craftsmanship and symbolic representation, often found in traditional folk art. Its creation is a testament to the artisan’s skill in woodcarving and their comfort with integrating humor and cultural motifs into everyday objects.


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