"So I see the small holes at the very top. Are there holes above this on the very top? They do look like a type of whistle (which Fred said from the beginning) I agree they don't look like they have aged too long. At first they reminded me of…"
"It would be VERY helpful if you had more than a single picture. Description of physical objects is necessarily hard to understand and thus hard to envision how they could be used. Is there a hole in the bottom? Hole in the top? Show the front…"
"You say that the bottom is wood and hard and you say that the items are hollow down to the slots. Is the top part also wood? Is it solid wood from the slot to the bottom of the object? I have just reread your first description and am…"
"??????? I'm going to say they are not primitive. The slots and glue joints look too precise (modern saw). I was thinking strap on horns but the decorations would not face forward and the holes?????????.
I thought maybe the slot was for a ruler…"
"were ya thinking torches or possibly " torchiere" ie light fixture/sconce type of thingie whatzit? Sounds quite plausible to me, ... hmmm
Maybe from a themed type restaurant or hotel? Katerina, where ever did you find these lovelies:…"
"the holes were drilled hollowed clear to the slot no smell of smoke they stand up perfectly straight there is nothing on the back and bottom so taking a pic of them would be futile and the top just has a drilled pencil sized hole it looks like all…"
"Hollow like a bored hole connecting the two or hollowed out cone shaped clear down to the slot? More pix might help. Loving the puzzle. Any smell of smoke? Where the holes drilled or burned in? Do they stand up straight?"