Black Tribal Art

Grain Sack Rug
Grain Sack Rug
Vintage 1950s Turkish Turkish Rugs
Brocade, Wool
Grain Sack rug. An old tribal cargo bag or rug with very colorfully decorated front and flat-woven brown and ivory back. It can be used as a sturdy floor rug or easily made into a la...
Tribal Lozi Bowl
Tribal Lozi Bowl
Unknown
Early 20th Century Zambian Tribal Tribal Art
A beautifully carved lidded bowl with a decorative handle in the form of a swimming duck. This vessel is graced with a lovely, developed patina that displays deep, dark browns alongs...
19th Century Tribal Dogon Heddle Pulley
19th Century Tribal Dogon Heddle Pulley
Antique 19th Century Malian Tribal Tribal Art
Delicate symmetry defines this old, rare heddle pulley, which features twin figures posed back to back across an open space. The slim, caliper like silhouette of the pulley has been ...
Tribal 19th Century Wooden Dance Club, Samoa
Tribal 19th Century Wooden Dance Club, Samoa
Antique Mid-19th Century Samoan Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
A 19th century Samoan dance paddle or club. This old dance paddle has a fine old patina and geometric form. It is known as an anave. The club has a long lozenge-shaped blade and f...
Early 20th Century Tribal Dan Mask
Early 20th Century Tribal Dan Mask
Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Tribal Art
A Dan mask of unusual construction and amazing aesthetic power. Aged metal fitted around the eyes and the rough, earthen treatment around the jagged mouth contrast dramatically with ...
19th Century Tribal Papua New Guinea Stone Celt 'Currency Axe'
19th Century Tribal Papua New Guinea Stone Celt...
Antique 19th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Veins of taupe run and scatter down the length of the dark green, striated face of this beautiful currency stone. With its subtle color transitions and multitude of organic details, ...
Moroccan Antique Tribal Gun Powder Case Flask
Moroccan Antique Tribal Gun Powder Case Flask
Moroccan Artist
20th Century Moroccan Moorish Tribal Art
Brass, Bone, Tin, Wood
Moroccan antique tribal gun powder case flask, wood covered with brass and silver filigree, delicately hand-hammered brass with animals decor for power protection, the top open and t...
Moroccan Antique Tribal Gun Powder Case Flask
Moroccan Antique Tribal Gun Powder Case Flask
Moroccan Artist
20th Century Moroccan Moorish Tribal Art
Brass, Bone, Tin, Wood
Moroccan antique tribal gun powder case flask, wood covered with brass and silver filigree, delicately hand-hammered brass with animals decor for power protection, the top open and t...
Early 20th Century Yei Beaded Apron, Botswana
Early 20th Century Yei Beaded Apron, Botswana
Early 20th Century Botswanan Tribal Tribal Art
Beads, Hide
A stunning apron from Botswana, featuring strong geometric designs in dense, graphic sections that seem almost to evoke an abstract landscape with suggestions of mountain, sky, and s...
Igala Incised Water Vessel
Igala Incised Water Vessel
Early 20th Century Nigerian Vases
Terracotta
African pottery is revered for combining a simplicity of form with astonishing beauty and sophistication. Even an everyday object, like this water vessel, is richly balanced and deep...
Nupe Carved Water Vessel
Nupe Carved Water Vessel
Early 20th Century Nigerian Vases
Terracotta
The Nupe people of Nigeria were touted as some of the finest ceramicists in Africa. This water vessel is a particularly fine example of their mastery. While most such items feature a...
Bamileke Storage Vessel
Bamileke Storage Vessel
Early 20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Art
Ceramic
Like other African everyday ceramics, Bamileke storage pots are revered for their simple forms yet astonishing beauty. Each is hand shaped and fired in the open. They are generally s...
Old and Good Salampasu Mask
Vintage 1930s Congolese Tribal Art
Wood, Pigment
Fiercely visaged mask with bulbous forehead, filed teeth, and original woven fiber head piece. Rakish marking painted in red is an unusual and graphically arresting feature. Measurem...
Fang Reliquary Figure Gabon African Tribal Art
Unknown
Vintage 1950s Gabonese Tribal Tribal Art
Wood, Copper
Standing 28 inches tall, this statue is of considerably stylized proportion and it impresses the viewers with a tranquilizing stance and meditative and facial expression. With a cyli...
Tooled Brown Leather African Tuareg Box
Early 20th Century Mauritanian Tribal Decorative Boxes
Leather
Hand tooled chocolate brown leather box from Africa. Very fine workmanship with tribal traditional West African symbols on dark brown leather. Tuareg style probably Mauritania. Op...
Contemporary Earthenware Vase by Jabu Nala, 2016
2010s South African Vases
Earthenware
Zululand, South Africa Hand-coiled earthenware Incised 'Jabu Nala' and dated 2016. Held as one of the most spiritually charged Zulu art forms, pottery was redefined by Jabu Nal...
Yoruba Iron Gong Currency
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
Steel, Iron
Like many pieces of traditional African metalwork, this metal gong served multiple purposes within the Yoruba communities of northern Nigeria. It was a ceremonial instrument, a poten...
Yoruba Oba Beaded Crown
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
Fabric, Beads
The Yoruba peoples of Nigeria are some of Africa's most famous artisans. Their deep mythologies fired the imaginations and talents of skilled craftspeople to create extraordinary wor...
Yoruba Osanyin Staff
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
Steel, Iron
To cure mental and physical ailments, Yoruba priests and diviners invoke the aid of Osanyin, the god of herbal medicines. Used in divination rituals to cure the afflicted, this iron ...
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 turquoise, orange, green, yellow red, blue ...
Large Hand-Carved Tribal Wooden Bowl from the B...
Mid-20th Century Indonesian Tribal Tribal Art
Large tribal wooden bowl or tray from the Batak of Sumatra, mid-20th century. Scaramanga's bowls are authentic old hand carved wooden bowls with small marks, imperfections and varia...
Yoruba Nigeria African Red Royal Beaded Headdre...
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 and black colors with faces bird...
Yoruba Nigeria African Royal Beaded Headdress C...
Artisan
Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art
Fabric, Beads
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...
Classic Period Native American Beaded Bandolier...
Native American Art
Antique Mid-19th Century American Native American Native American Objects
A Bandolier or Delaware bag dating to the Classic period (1650-1875) of Native American Indian art. Constructed circa 1850 of trade beads, red stroud cloth dyed with lac or cochineal...
Jonga Gong Currency
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Art
Steel, Iron
Like many pieces of traditional African metalwork, this gong served multiple purposes in the tribe. It was a ceremonial instrument, a status symbol, and a piece of currency. Using a ...
Vintage Kuba Raffia Textile Panel, Central Afri...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Central African Tribal Tribal Art
Raffia
Vintage Kuba textile panel. Handwoven and hand embroidered Raffia palm fiber. From the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), mid-20th century. Offere...
Zulu Tribal Carved Wood Snuff Container, South ...
Unknown
Early 20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Offered by Scott McCue Zulu Tribal carved wood Snuff Container, South Africa A finely carved snuff container with great geometric designs, a great example of the detailed work th...
Antique Aydin Kilim Rug
Antique 19th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs
Tapestry, Wool
Antique Aydin Kilim rug. A very handsome example of Anatolian tribal weaving traditions, rug is attributed to the Aydinli nomads of Western Turkey. Woven in two symmetrical halves, a...
Tribal Carrying Basket with Wooden Feet Nagalan...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art
Bamboo, Wood
Tribal carrying basket with wooden feet. Nagaland, NE India, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This utilitarian basket from the Naga tribes of Northeast India is made from...
Turkmen Silver and Carnelian Pendant
Vintage 1910s Turkmen Tribal Tribal Art
Silver, Carnelian
Antique silver pendant from the early 1900s Turkmenistan. Hand-tooled coin silver with hanging bells and over 40 carnelian settings, mounted on a custom metal, black painted base.
Miao Minority Tribe Silver Alloy Necklace Mount...
20th Century Chinese Tribal More Folk Art
Metal
Living primarily in China's southern mountainous regions, the Miao Minority Tribe creates wonderful ethnic pieces made of silver based alloys for ceremonial purposes. Necklaces such ...
Ceremonial Camel Cover Rug
Vintage 1930s Turkmen Tribal Quilts and Blankets
Felt
Ceremonial camel cover rug. A large animal trapping, most probably a ceremonial cover for a camel made of felted wool and decorated with embroidered motifs, typical of Turkmen or Uzb...
Antique Grain Sack 'Open' Rug
Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs
Cotton, Goat Hair, Wool
Antique grain sack 'open' rug. An old tribal cargo bag or rug from SW Turkey, opened up, still retaining its original carrying band. Can be a wall-hanging, a table cover or made into...
20th Century African Currency from Nigeria
20th Century Nigerian Mounted Objects
Metal
20th century African currency from Nigeria. Gorgeous dark patina and chevron detail in the metal. Mounted on metal stand. Dimensions: 12" W x 5" D x 13.5" H.
Pre Columbian Nazca Cylinder Vase, circa 100 BC...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Peruvian Tribal Art
Pottery
Pre Columbian A Nazca cylinder vase circa 100 BC-800 AD The pottery vase painted with dancing figures and bands of trophy heads. Ex French collection before 1960 Measure: Height...
Fang Style Ancestor Figure, Gabon
Late 20th Century Gabonese Figurative Sculptures
Wood
Referred to as Byeri, this figure is a symbolic evocation of the ancestor, as well as a source of magical protection to the Fang people.
Pre Columbian Inca Grey Ware Portrait Head Vess...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Peruvian Tribal Art
Pottery
Pre Columbian fine Inca grey ware portrait head vessel ancient South America A portrait head vessel of a smiling man wearing traditional Inca cap Inca period, circa 1438-1532 AD, P...
Early 20th Century African, Burkina Faso Lobi V...
Lobi People
Early 20th Century Burkinabe Jars
Clay
Early 20th Century African, Burkina Faso Lobi Vessel with Lid. The Lobi are an African Tribe of people who originated in Ghana and migrated to southern Burkina Faso. The language spo...
Indonesian Peace Sign
20th Century Indonesian Tribal Art
A hand-carved and painted wood horn bill bird sculpture used as a welcome sign of peace.
Mexican Huichol Hand Beaded Folk Art Mask Peyot...
Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Tribal Tribal Art
Glass, Paper
This is an intricate hand beaded Huichol Folk Art mask. The name of this mask is Peyote Blossom. The colorful mask features intricate tribal-like designs throughout that are comprise...
Papua New Guinea Stone Axe Mounted on a Custom ...
Late 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal More Folk Art
Stone, Metal
Stone axehead from Papua New Guinea mounted on a custom black steel base.
Timorese Silver Head Ornament or Crown
20th Century Timorese Tribal Mounted Objects
Metal
Man's silver alloy head ornament or crown from East Timor. These types of headbands are sometimes worm by women on special occasions.
Tuko-See-Mathla, a Seminole Chief, Hand-Colored...
Antique 1830s Historical Memorabilia
This is a hand-colored lithograph from Thomas McKenney and James Hall's 1836 definitive study of Native American's entitled -- History of the Indian Tribes of North America. "One of ...
Octopus Bag
Antique Early 1900s Canadian Tribal Tribal Art
Fabric, Beads, Ribbon
Cree or Tlingit. Originally called 'fire bags' and are based on the Algonquin animal skin bags, they are thought to originate from the Lake Winnipeg area and have migrated as far...
Grain Sack Open Rug
20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs
Brocade, Cotton, Wool
Grain sack/open rug. An old tribal cargo bag from Southeastern Turkey, opened up to make a small floor rug. It would also make a nice table cover, picnic blanket or a wall hanging. A...
Early 19th Century Nigerian Iron Shield/Currency
Antique Early 19th Century Nigerian Mounted Objects
Metal
Early 19th century Nigerian Shield/Currency. Actual currency from Nigeria used to buy livestock, businesses and homes. Beautifully mounted to display the Shape and scale of the piec...
Mid-20th Century African Chair
Mid-20th Century African Chairs
Mid-20th century African birthing chair with giraffe and elephant carving, made for export to the west/tourist trade, and was not for ritual use.
Museum Quality Dan Toura African Mask
Early 20th Century Central African Masks
Wood, Aluminum, Fabric
Extremely rare and old Dan Toura Mask. Cote d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast, circa 1920-1930. In Africa, villages were under authority of a chief and a council of elders, and this kind of mask...
20th Century African Heart Shaped Wooden Bellows
20th Century Malian Abstract Sculptures
Leather, Wood
Carved, heart-shaped bellows with two functioning leather 'lungs' that push air through two openings at the narrow end. This fire-stoking tool makes for a beautiful and unusual decor...
African Chokwe People Tribal Chief Throne Chair
20th Century Angolan Tribal Tribal Art
African chief throne chair from the Chokwe tribe of Angola or the south western part of the Peoples Republic of the Congo ( formerly Zaire ) hand-carved wood with copper brass metal ...
Antique Tibetan Amulet, Leather with Green Tara
20th Century Tibetan Religious Items
Terracotta, Leather
A Tibetan amulet featuring Tara encased in a handmade leather shrine. The Tara is made of terracotta, beautifully crafted displaying well defined facial features, decorated robe and ...
Antique Leather Tibetan Amulet with Buddha Teac...
20th Century Tibetan Religious Items
Terracotta, Leather
A Tibetan amulet featuring Buddha encased in a handmade leather shrine. Buddha is made of terracotta, beautifully crafted displaying well defined facial features, decorated robe and ...
Antique Leather Tibetan Amulet, with Buddha in ...
20th Century Tibetan Religious Items
Terracotta, Leather
A Tibetan amulet featuring Buddha encased in a handmade leather shrine. Buddha is made of terracotta, beautifully crafted displaying well defined facial features, decorated robe and ...
Antique Leather Tibetan Amulet, with Buddha in ...
20th Century Tibetan Religious Items
Terracotta, Leather
A Tibetan amulet featuring Buddha encased in a handmade leather shrine. Buddha is made of terracotta, beautifully crafted displaying well defined facial features, decorated robe and ...
Antique Tibetan Amulet, Leather with Silvered T...
20th Century Tibetan Religious Items
Terracotta, Leather
A Tibetan amulet featuring Tara encased in a handmade leather shrine. The Tara is made of terracotta, beautifully crafted displaying well defined facial features, decorated robe and ...
Collection of Ndebele Fertility Dolls
20th Century African Tribal Toys and Dolls
Beads
A group of six collected Ndebele hand beaded fertility dolls of various sizes and designs. The dolls are made in secret by the maternal grandmother of the bride and ritually presente...
Bolivian Awayo Poncho, 1980s
Vintage 1980s Bolivian Primitive Tapestries
Wool
Authentic Awayo Shawl from Potolo, Bolivia. Natural hand-spun sheep's wool, aniline (chemical) dyes. Hand made on a traditional Andean loom.
Vintage Berber Henna-Dyed Woman's Head Scarf
Vintage 1930s Moroccan Tribal Tribal Art
Wool
A very finely woven wool veil used as a head cover in the wedding ceremony among the Ait Abdallah Berber people of the Moroccan Anti-Atlas region. The pattern is obtained with the re...
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