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How to make a fake Kota !

First published in the discussion group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AfricanAntiques/ 

Once we got this beautiful Bakota. A really rare exemplar with a beautiful metal-patina. But the problem was the wooden three leg stand of this figure. Every expert - looking to the wooden part of the sculpture - saw immediately, that this fine object was not really old. 

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by Wolfgang Jaenicke 

One of the best ways to become a forger...start immediately!

The copper plated surface was carefully made by old thick copperplates of teaboxes, which were used in Africa before 1925. A nearly perfect work of a sensitive forger...but the problem was the wood. So we consulted a lot of art dealer, restorers and strong forgers. The best advise we heard even three times, we realized immediately:

Take some leaves of red cabbage, put it around the wooden part of the sculpture, also some pieces of old wood with living woodworms, dig the sculpture in the earth of the flowerpot so that only the head is looking over the rim. Don't forget to put half tea-cup of water on it every day and piss on it once a week. After three months: Here you can see the beautiful result! The sculpture is growing very strong and in six weeks the Bakota would be ready for the market. But there is still one little problem. Because of our religion, we can't kill animals, so we are bagging every day to the little woodworms, who are living now in the Bakota-Sculpture, to stop their work and coming out of their house. But the respond of these little creatures was only a "crack, crack"... I guess they are really happy in my nearly perfect forgery.

Is there an idea for a solution of this problem?
May be someone has an other wooden sculpture planted in a flowerpot, so we can speak with the little woodworms changing the pot...???

Wolfgang Jaenicke

Fake Kota- Photo: Wolfgang Jaenicke

Photo: Wolfgang Jaenicke

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Rock art
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african rock art threat
Make-a-fake-fang
Artefacts seized
Pandora-Box-on-fakes
No-Golden-Rules
tribal-art-value
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Looting African Art
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