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Ashanti Asante African Tribal Stool
Ashanti Asante African Tribal Stool
Mid-20th Century Kenyan Mid-Century Modern Tribal Art
Wood
A good example of an early to mid-20th century Ashanti or Asante Tribal stool used by the Akua Ba tribe, with intricate carving. Some damage which is apparent in the photos. Has been...
19th Century African Wood Head Rest with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
19th Century African Wood Head Rest with Mother...
Antique 19th Century Central African Tribal Art
19th century pair of distinctive ebonized wood head rests ('carved pillows') with mother-of-pearl inlay design, with classical nicely shaped turned pedestal, lovely aged patina and ...
Malian Dogon Ladder
Malian Dogon Ladder
Early 20th Century Malian Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wood
The Dogon people of Mali lived a vertical life. With homes set into cliff faces and orchards to harvest, tree ladders were integral tools of daily life. Adding depth and texture, a p...
Nigerian Igbo Mask
Nigerian Igbo Mask
Mid-20th Century Nigerian Wall-mounted Sculptures
Rope, Wood, Paint
The Igbo tribe uses thousands of masks to incarnate unspecified souls of the dead, forming a vast community of ancestral spirits. The chalk white painted face is a common Igbo repres...
Mid-20th Century Large Tribal Wood Food Bowl, Papua New Guinea
Mid-20th Century Large Tribal Wood Food Bowl, P...
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Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Hardwood
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century large tribal wood food bowl, Tami Island, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea. Tami Islanders created intricately carved hardwood bowls, which fo...
Fine Tsonga Figurative Staff, South Africa
Fine Tsonga Figurative Staff, South Africa
Early 20th Century South African Tribal Art
Wood
A fine Tsonga figurative staff South Africa, A typical Tsonga staff in hard wood with carved standing tribal figure with hat and loin cloth Tsonga South Africa Measures: Height 8...
African Woven Cane Shield from the Congo
African Woven Cane Shield from the Congo
Unknown
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art
Wicker, Cane
An attractive old African woven cane shield from the Congo, probably Poto tribe. The front and back applied with bold black patterns, the rear with a carved wooden handle, circa 1930.
Fine Antique Nepal Himalaya Tribal Carved House Post
Fine Antique Nepal Himalaya Tribal Carved House...
Antique Early 19th Century Nepalese Tribal Art
Wood
Himalayan west Nepal tribal house post figure A very old hard wood post the front with standing primitive figure surmounted by a carved finial, the back with carved tantric symbols ...
Superb African Tribal BaCongo Bakongo Colonial Staff Head
Superb African Tribal BaCongo Bakongo Colonial ...
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Art
Wood
African tribal BaCongo Bakongo colonial staff head A 19th century BaCongo colonial staff or fly whisk head. Depicting a African caricature of a Colonial captain or Official Deep ma...
African Tribal Art Fine Rare Yoruba Eshu Figure
African Tribal Art Fine Rare Yoruba Eshu Figure
Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Art
Wood
African tribal art A fine Yoruba Eshu figure with cowrie shell decorations Eshu is the Embodiment of the principle of uncertainty in the Yoruba pantheon, He has the attributes o...
African Tribal Art Fine Rare Pair of Yoruba Ibeji Figures
African Tribal Art Fine Rare Pair of Yoruba Ibe...
Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Art
Wood
A fine rare pair of ere Ibeji figures from Ibarapa region Nigeria A pair of hard wood male Ibeji with facial and scarification with crown type headdresses Showing fine aged pa...
Antique/Vintage Southern African Beaded Pipe, Early 20th Century
Antique/Vintage Southern African Beaded Pipe, E...
Early 20th Century African Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
A fine antique/vintage South African tribal pipe with a carved ox-bone mouthpiece and carved wooden pipe bowl the long shaft bound with copper wire work, beaded decoration and hangin...
Pre Columbian Ancient Mexico Nayarit Figure, BC...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Mexican Antiquities
Pottery
A pre Columbian ancient Mexico Nayarit figure, BC 200–AD 200 A male seated solid body pottery figure with head band and earrings Measures: Height 16 cm Condition: good E...
Early 20th Century African Wood Mask from the D...
Early 20th Century Malian Tribal Historical Memorabilia
Wood
This wood mask from the Dogon tribe of Mali was worn during the dances performed to encourage abundant crops. The raw surface of wood can be put in contrast with a modern or classic...
African Tribal Fine Rare Zulu Knobkerrie Staff
Antique 1890s South African Tribal Art
Wood
African tribal fine rare Zulu Staff knobkerrie  A fine hard wood wire wound staff with dual colored disc head Period 19th century. Condition: Fine Measures: Length 79 cm.
19th Century Indonesian Batek Tribal Shield
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wood
19th century Indonesian Batek tribal wall hanging.
Vintage Lamp Holder, Bali, Wayang Puppet Theatr...
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Vintage 1930s Balinese Tribal Tribal Art
Wood, Paint
Vintage lamp holder. Bali. For the Wayang Kulit shadow puppet theatre, early to mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This carved lamp holder was used to hold a spouted oil po...
Isicholo Bridal Red-Ocher Hat from South Africa...
Zulu's
Mid-20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Designed and produced in the mid-20th century Cotton, human hair over a grass-fiber basketry frame Excellent condition Measures: 31.25" H x 21.25" W Provenance: Ethnic Gallery.
Early Anatolian Kilim Fragment
Antique Early 19th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs
Wool
A stunning early Kilim from Central Anatolia distinguished by a rare apricot background, by a spectacular array of early colors including aubergine and by a bottom compartment decora...
Large Rustic Teak Burl Bowl / Feed Trough, Madu...
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Mid-20th Century Javanese Rustic Decorative Bowls
Teak
Large rustic teak burl bowl / feed trough. Madura Island, Java, early to mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Madura is famous in Indonesia for the rugged, gnarly quality of ...
Tribal Hand Hewn Wooden Tray, Mentawai Island, ...
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Vintage 1930s Indonesian Tribal Decorative Bowls
Wood
Tribal hand hewn wooden tray Mentawai Island, early to mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Fashioned by hand from a single piece of local hardwood, this oval wooden tray was u...
Mid-20th Century Tribale Double Faced Figurativ...
Mid-20th Century Peruvian Tribal Jars
Ceramic
Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes. Mid-20th century large tribal double faced figurative ceramic pot Shipibo culture Peruvian Amazon. Natural pigments and bold, unique, geometric de...
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Lacquered Offering...
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Antique Late 19th Century Burmese Tribal Lacquer
Wood, Lacquer
Offered by Vicki Shiba Late 19th-early 20th century lacquered offering vessel, Hsun-ok, Burma A red lacquered 12-ribbed container with cover designed to carry meals for monks and...
Late 19th Century Native American Tribal Beaded...
Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Mounted Objects
Leather
Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes. Late 19th century Native American tribal beaded bag. Sioux, Northern Great Plains, USA. A tipi (catch-all) bag In Classic Sioux blue. This type o...
Late 19th Century Stencil-Dyed Indigo Futon Cov...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Textiles
Cotton
Offered by John Ruddy Late 19th century stencil-dyed futon cover, Japan Known as Kumano-zome, this cotton futon cover was dyed with natural indigo. The pattern is composed of ver...
Moroccan Vintage Round Leather Pouf Brown and W...
Moroccan Artist
20th Century Moroccan Folk Art Tribal Art
Leather
Vintage Moroccan white and brown colors round pouf hand tooled and embroidered in Marrakesh. Beautiful geometrical designs are hand-stitched on this Moroccan stool by expert Artisan...
Early to Mid-20th Century Tribal Glass-Beaded M...
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Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Tribal Art
Shell, Beads
Offered by Zena Kruzick Early to mid-20th century tribal glass-beaded modesty apron cache-sexe, Bana Guili people, Mandara Mountains, Cameroon A colorful example of the modesty a...
Tribal Wooden Bowl, Handhewn, from Mali, Mid-20...
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Mid-20th Century Malian Tribal Decorative Bowls
Wood
Tribal wooden bowl. Handhewn, from Mali, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This rustic wooden bowl was fashioned by hand using very basic tools. The hand adzed texture of th...
Nigerian Ashanti Drum Stool
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
Wood
In traditional Ashanti culture, stools indicated power, status, and lines of succession. The flat base, curved seat, and ridged supports of this piece reference the Ashanti King Stoo...
Senufo Kworo Headdress
Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Art
Wood
The Poro society of the Senufo people employs a diverse range of helmet masks and headdresses performed at initiation and funeral rites. Whereas the main responsibility of the Poro c...
Bissau-Guinean Baga Serpent Headdress
Antique Mid-19th Century Guinea-Bissauan Tribal Art
Steel, Wood, Paint
With sinuous curves and reptilian form, this large wooden carving represents the Baga Snake, or Bansonyi, a protective spirit that presides over male initiation rites of the Baga peo...
Nigerian Nupe Gourd Water Vessel
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
Ceramic
Inspired by the natural world, Nupe ceramicists fired this water vessel in the shape of a gourd. The vessel's varied textures and colors come from its functional design. The dimpling...
Pair of Pre-Colonial Cameroonian Double Bell Cu...
Antique Mid-19th Century Cameroonian Tribal Art
Metal
Like many pieces of traditional African metalwork, this pair of sculptural double bells served multiple purposes for the tribe. They were ceremonial instruments, status symbols, and ...
Kongo Funeral Mask
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Art
Steel, Wood, Paint
The Kongo people were renowned for dozens of art forms, however, unlike most tribes, mask making was extremely rare. Few occasions warranted such intricate, sculptural work. The seal...
Superb Old Wooden Hut Door from Cameroon
Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Old wooden hut door from Cameroon, decorated with carved ibis turtle, antilope and hunting scene within geometric ornament in the traditional ethnic style. Superb old door African s...
Hector Aguilar Mexican Sterling Necklace, circa...
Vintage 1930s Mexican Tribal Art
Hector Aguilar Mexican silver necklace, circa 1930. Stamped HA 925 Mexico verso. Beautiful simple elegant design by one of Mexicos greatest jewelry designer silversmiths.
Tribal Marking Posts from West Nepal, Set of Th...
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Mid-20th Century Nepalese Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Tribal marking posts from West Nepal. Set of three, early to mid-20th century. Mounted on a metal plate. Offered by Bruce Hughes. These marking posts, called Maulas, come from West...
Mid-19th Century Wood and Metal Camel Seat Used...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art
Copper
Finely crafted with teak wood, copper alloy and iron this was used to ride camels in the Dhar desert in India. This seat will be placed over a thick mattress on the camel back and t...
Chofa Architectural Thai Temple Roof Finial. Or...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Thai Tribal Tribal Art
Teak, Paint
Architectural Element. Chofa roof finial from a Thai Temple, with remnants of original color, mid-20th century. On a metal base. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This Chofa comes from an old...
Tribal House Panel from Nagaland with Mithun Mo...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Tribal house panel from Nagaland with mithun motif. Mid-20th century. Mounted on a steel base. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This commemorative house panel from Nagaland, most probably fr...
Mid-20th Century Woven Presentation Plates 'Aga...
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Mid-20th Century Rwandan Tribal Tribal Art
Natural Fiber
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century woven presentation plates (agakoko), Tutsi people, Rwanda These small, finely woven plates were presented as gifts at weddings and other ...
Mid-20th Century Woven Presentation Plate 'Agak...
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Mid-20th Century Rwandan Tribal Tribal Art
Natural Fiber
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century woven presentation plates (agakoko), Tutsi people, Rwanda These small, finely woven plates were presented as gifts at weddings and other ...
Mid-20th Century Beer Pot Cover ‘Imbengi’ Zulu ...
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Mid-20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Natural Fiber, Beads
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century beer pot cover (Imbengi) Zulu People, South Africa These beaded covers were used over the mouth of a traditional ceramic beet pot, Ukhamb...
African Vintage Kente Textile
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Tribal Art
Cotton
This vintage African Kente textile is from Ghana and is from, circa 1940-1950. This Kente textile is sumptuous in color and has various geometric shapes. Kente textile's are characte...
Mid-20th Century Tuareg Teapot Mauritania Africa
Artisan
Mid-20th Century Mauritanian Tribal Tribal Art
Brass, Copper, Pewter
Mid-20th century Tuareg teapot Mauritania, Africa. Handcrafted of pewter, copper and brass decorations. The care, attention to detail and goldsmith techniques, used by the Tuareg t...
Bronze Lime Container from Laos, Mid-20th Century
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Laotian Tribal Tribal Art
Bronze
Bronze lime container from Laos, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This bronze lime container is from the Lao Theung of Laos, a collection of Mon-Khumer speaking peoples w...
Multicolored Vintage African Ewe Fabric
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Vintage 1960s Ghanaian Tribal Tribal Art
Cotton
A lovely Ewe man's size wrap which would make a wonderful bedspread, throw or wall hanging. The rainbow colors are very delightful and the weaving is fine and skilled. It is made fro...
Impressive and Seldom Nigerian Large Basket Gar...
Mid-20th Century Nigerian Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Straw
An impressive and seldom Nigerian large basket garment and cover, with dyed patterned band. Those baskets where used to preserve grains. Tall colorful handwoven lidded basket from ...
African Kuba Textile Panel
Unknown
Vintage 1950s Congolese Folk Art Tribal Art
Raffia
Unusual vintage African Kuba textile for a modern wall panel - B/1660.
Early to Mid-20th Century Silver Tribal Bracele...
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Early 20th Century North African Tribal Tribal Art
Silver
Offered by Zena Kruzick Early to mid-20th century silver cuff tribal bracelet, Rashaida People, North Africa The Rashaida are nomads in Eritrea, north east Sudan and South of Egy...
Yoruba Nigeria African Royal Beaded Headdress C...
Artisan
Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art
Metal
West African hand beaded head dress crown from Yoruba, Nigeria. This artistic beautiful and functional art piece is covered with beads in ivory, red, blue, green, yellow and black c...
Wooden Baoule Maternity Figure, Africa
20th Century Ivorian Tribal Figurative Sculptures
Wood
Interesting maternity figure in a hieratic pose presenting a young adolescent. Beautiful facial expression, showing wisdom and knowledge. She is sitting on a chair. Hard wood with an...
Nocturnal Bird Mask, Nigeria, Africa, circa 1950
Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Masks
Wood
Very beautiful mask with large pronounced eyes with the circular cavity shape. The mask depicts a nocturnal bird that can see in the darkness and manifest the presence of divinities ...
Vintage Framed "Mola" Tapestry Depicting Birds
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Vintage 1980s Panamanian Tribal Tribal Art
Cotton, Linen, Wood
Vintage framed Mola tapestry depicting birds Mola embroidery and applique tapestry depicting birds with small black wood frame and soft yellow linen mat. Size: 20 x 22 x ½.  
Large Ironwood Trough / Tray from Borneo, Mid-2...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Indonesian Tribal Decorative Bowls
Hardwood
Large ironwood trough / tray from Borneo, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This bowl is hand hewn from a single piece of very dense ironwood. There is some erosion near t...
Large Forged Iron Currency from Nigeria, West A...
20th Century Nigerian Tribal Mounted Objects
Metal
A large specimen of African iron money currency from the early 20th century on custom stand. This antique iron monetary piece is often referred to as "shovel" currency, was once used...
Metal Oil Lamp from Nepal, Rooster Motif, Mid-L...
Unknown
Vintage 1960s Nepalese Folk Art Tribal Art
Wrought Iron
Metal oil lamp from Himalaya Nepal. Rooster motif, mid-late 20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Charming folk art lamp fashioned of wrought iron by a village blacksmith using ba...
Old Tribal Market Basket from Cambodia, Mid-20t...
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Mid-20th Century Cambodian Tribal Tribal Art
Bamboo
Old tribal market basket from Cambodia, mid-20th century Offered by Bruce Hughes. This is a rustic yet surprisingly graceful basket, very strongly made and used to transport and di...