Wood Tribal Art

Beautiful Supi War Club, Solomon Islands
Beautiful Supi War Club, Solomon Islands
Antique 19th Century Solomon Islands Tribal Art
Wood
19th century Solomon Islands Club. A Supi Battle club, Malaita Island. Lovely deep red brown patina. Clubs of this sort were used in striking attacks, the width used to protect the ...
Fine War Club, Solomon Islands, Ex Rick Gallagher, Ex Kevin Conru
Fine War Club, Solomon Islands, Ex Rick Gallagh...
Antique 19th Century Solomon Islands Tribal Art
Wood
19th century Solomon Islands Club, Malaita Island War Club An uncommon long oval head, black finish from being embedded in a swamp, beautiful dark patina, some encrustations. Cert...
Tribal Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle
Tribal Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle
Antique 19th Century Polynesian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
A classic Austral Islands paddle featuring the intricate surface carving for which these objects are renowned. Ceremonial paddles are icons of Austral Islands art, and although their...
Early 20th Century Zulu Knobkerrie Sculpture, South Africa
Early 20th Century Zulu Knobkerrie Sculpture, S...
Early 20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Knobkerries were ubiquitously carried by Southern African men as weapons, dance staffs and symbols of status. While typically designed as somewhat utilitarian objects, they were ofte...
Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Bassa Mask, Liberia
Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Bassa Ma...
Antique Late 19th Century Liberian Tribal Masks
Wood
A great sense of mass imbues this Bassa mask, imposing with its classically large brow, full cheeks, and heavy, almond-shaped silhouette. As the face sinks forcefully in at the eyes,...
20th Century Tribal Giryama Statue, Kenya
20th Century Tribal Giryama Statue, Kenya
Mid-20th Century Kenyan Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
A highly abstract wooden post from Kenya. The Giryama people of the Kenyan coast are known for their long standing tradition of carved wooden mortuary posts. The grave posts, call...
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Boomerang, Australia
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Boomerang, ...
Antique Late 19th Century Australian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
A lovely, elegantly carved hardwood boomerang. With its pointed arc silhouette, the weapon almost seems to depict an abstract avian form. Subtle striations run the length of the stic...
Early 20th Century Tribal Kuba or Binji Pipe, D.R. Congo
Early 20th Century Tribal Kuba or Binji Pipe, D...
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Collectibles and Curiosities
Wood
A beautiful interplay of raised planes and clustered incisions structures this impressive cephalomorphic Congolese pipe. Flowing line work textures the head, which joins with the bri...
Late 19th Century Tribal Suku Helmet Mask
Late 19th Century Tribal Suku Helmet Mask
Antique Late 19th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Dark patination and pigmentation lend an immediate visual appeal to this powerful Suku helmet mask. Its facial features which project a remarkably sensitive, introspective air – are ...
19th Century Prestige Tribal Knife with Shell-Covered Scabbard, Cote D'ivoire
19th Century Prestige Tribal Knife with Shell-C...
Antique 19th Century Ivorian Tribal Arms, Armor and Weapons
Metal
A stunning 19th century knife with choral-colored shells on the scabbard. Among the many remarkable art traditions for which the Baule people of Cote D'ivoire are known is their m...
20th Century Kamba Tribal Colonial Carving, Kenya
20th Century Kamba Tribal Colonial Carving, Kenya
20th Century Kenyan Folk Art Tribal Art
Wood
An early colonial carving from Kenya. There is a rich tradition of carving colonial figures for sale to European colonists throughout Africa. Many of these master carvers carved f...
Late 19th Century Tribal Sotho Prestige Vessel, Lesotho
Late 19th Century Tribal Sotho Prestige Vessel,...
Antique Late 19th Century Lesothian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
This small wooden Sotho prestige vessel boasts a carved geometric design and a beautiful smooth finish. The blackened design was produced by using a hot poker. Perfect for displa...
19th Century Tribal Maori Spear Taiaha, New Zea...
Antique 19th Century New Zealand Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
A traditional Maori staff (taiaha), carved from a single piece of hardwood and endowed with a deep, warm patina of age. The 'tongue' of the staff (arero), used to deliver stabbing bl...
Late 19th Century Tribal Baule Figure
Antique Late 19th Century Ivorian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Divinatory figures among the Baule were used as dwellings of asye usu, or bush spirits, incorporeal consciousness’s from outside the village bounds brought into communication with th...
Early 20th Century Tribal Hehe Stool, Tanzania
20th Century Tanzanian Tribal Stools
Wood
A graphic Hehe stool with three ridged legs and old patina of use. The Hehe people lived in isolation on a highland in southwestern Tanzania, northeast of Lake Nyasa. With the exc...
Rare 19th Century Zulu Wars Wirework Prestige S...
Antique 1870s South African Tribal Tribal Art
Brass, Copper, Wood
An exceptional 19th century Zulu wirework prestige stick. This beautiful and exceedingly rare object would have been owned by a person of very high rank and status. The staff is deco...
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...
3 19th Century West Australian Boomerangs
Antique Late 19th Century Australian Tribal Tribal Art
Hardwood
A group of three 19th century boomerangs from West Australia. These are very tactile and weighty boomerangs with a lot of wear and dents, knocks, chips and splints from use. All th...
Very Large Mid-20th Century African Tribal Mask
20th Century Kenyan Masks
Copper, Shell, Wood
Magnificent African tribal mask hand-carved and constructed with copper and wood. Decorated with elaborate shells, and colorful tribal designs. Very Large and heavy. Exact origin...
Punu African Tribal Face Mask Sculpture, Figure...
Early 20th Century Gabonese Tribal Figurative Sculptures
Wool, Wood
Beautiful African art mask in carved wood from Gabon, Early 20th Century. It belongs to the Punu ethnic group, coming from Gabon. This mask is carved in wood, representing female fa...
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 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...
African Tribal Art, Female Figural Sculpture in...
Mid-20th Century Angolan Tribal Figurative Sculptures
Wood
Beautiful large African Art Female Figure Decade of 50. In carved ebonized wood, representing female figure with hyperbolic characteristics. Private collection.
Tuareg Leather Camel Saddle from Niger Agadez A...
Artisan
Early 20th Century Nigerien Tribal More Folk Art
Leather, Wood
Tuareg leather tribal camel saddle from Agadez, Niger Africa. Finely handcrafted camel saddle formed by stitching brightly colored leather embossed onto a forked wooden base. The sa...
18th Century Tribal Tongan Pounder
Antique 18th Century Tongan Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Amongst the rarest objects from Polynesia is the Tongan tuki, or food pounder. These bulbous objects, mistaken by early collectors for Fijian throwing clubs, were used by Tongan wome...
Vintage Teak Tray with Handle from Northern Tha...
Unknown
Vintage 1960s Thai Rustic Decorative Bowls
Teak
Vintage teak tray with handle from Northern Thailand, Mid-late 20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Fashioned from a single piece of teak and traditionally used in Thailand and L...
Fon Legba Phallus
Antique Early 19th Century Beninese Mounted Objects
Steel, Wood
This carved-wood phallus, called a Legba, was among many placed outside dwellings and in the fields of the Fon people of West Africa to ensure fertility and bountiful harvests. These...
Hand Carved Wood Head
20th Century Bohemian Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Amazing texture and detail on this hand carved wood head. A great accessory for any interior.
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...
African Drum Table
Late 20th Century African Tables
Hide, Wood
A 1970s African hand-carved hardwood drum made with stretched hides and twisted leather.
Bamana Mask, Suruku Mali, 1940s
Unknown
Vintage 1940s Malian Tribal Masks
Wood
Bamana Mask, Suruku Mali, 1940s.  
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...
Early 20th Century Ekoi 'Ekpe' Double-Sided Dan...
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
Steel, Hide, Wood
This striking double-sided mask was created by an Ekoi craftsperson to be worn as a dance crest during ceremonies. The Ekoi, or Ejagham, live along the river Cross in southeast Niger...
Hardwood Chokwe Bench, Angola, 19th Century
Antique Late 19th Century Angolan Tribal Tribal Art
Leather, Wood
A fine and elegant hardwood Chokwe (Angola) bench, carved all-over with geometric patterns, human and animal motifs. The front rain supported with caryatids in the form of male figu...
Fine Old Australian Aboriginal Churinga or Sacr...
Antique Late 19th Century Australian Tribal Art
Wood
A fine aboriginal churinga with stone carved layered interlocking design to one face. The churinga is a sacred message board for the Australian aboriginal people and holds religiou...
Matakam Sickle Currency with Figure
Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Art
Iron, Wood
Many pre-coinage African currencies were formed after objects of inherent practical value. This sickle-form iron currency created by an artisan of the Matakam people of Cameroon was ...
Matakam Sickle Currency with Figure
Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Art
Iron, Wood
Many pre-coinage African currencies were formed after objects of inherent practical value. This sickle-form iron currency created by an artisan of the Matakam people of Cameroon was ...
Important African Statue, Igbo Nigéria, circa 1930
Vintage 1930s Nigerian Other Figurative Sculptures
Wood
The Igbo are one of Nigeria's three major ethnic groups, accounting for about 20% of the total population, concentrated in the south-east of the country. The Igbo culture (Heebo, Ib...
Finely Carved Markham Valley Spoon, Papua New G...
Antique Late 19th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A turn of the century "Ompi" featuring a totemic ancestor's face, Markham Valley, Morobe Province. Signs of wear and old lime deposits, soft worn patina. Ex UK collection 10 cm.  
Early 20th Century to Mid-20th Century Aborigin...
Early 20th Century Australian Tribal Art
Wood
Aboriginal spearthrower carved and incised wood, abrus seeds, cane, shell and gum resin. 62.5cms long, 10.5cms wide. Aboriginal tribes, north Australia, Queensland.
Finely Carved Boiken Bowl, Coastal Prince Alexa...
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
Boiken bowl, shallow circular form, the underside carved in shallow relief with a star design, stylised motifs within its border leading the two handles with notched edge and two lo...
Africanist Palmwood Pedestal by Charles Combes
Charles Combes
Vintage 1950s French Primitive Pedestals and Columns
Palmwood
Charles Alphonse Combes (1891-1968) An exceptional carved stele in solid palmwood, in the Africanist style of the 1931 Paris Exposition Coloniale. Carved on both sides.
Gurage Tribal Carved Wanza Wood Throne Jimma Ch...
Antique 19th Century Ethiopian Tribal Chairs
Wood
A wonderful hand-carved Jimma chair with tripod legs from a single piece of dense wanza wood, probably made by the Gurage people of Southwest Ethiopia in Africa. Probably dates to th...
Vintage Tribal Flat Wooden Tray Large, from Nag...
Unknown
Early 20th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Vintage tribal flat wooden tray large, from Nagaland, early-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Fashioned by hand from a single piece of local hardwood, this large flat wooden t...
Vintage Tribal Wooden Cutting Tray with Handle,...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Vintage tribal wooden cutting tray with handle, from Nagaland, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Fashioned by hand from a single piece of local hardwood, this flat handled...
Carved Tribal Door Panel, Dayak of Borneo, Indo...
Unknown
Vintage 1930s Indonesian Tribal Architectural Elements
Shell, Glass, Wood
Carved tribal door panel, Aso motif. Dayak of Borneo, Indonesia, early to mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Hand-carved of ironwood and dominated by an intertwining Aso ...
Old Carved Door and Frame from Sumatra, Merbau ...
Unknown
Vintage 1930s Indonesian Tribal Architectural Elements
Wood
Old carved door and frame from Sumatra. Merbau wood. Early to mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This rare and wonderfully rendered door from Sumatra, most likely from the...
Dagari Ancestral Figure
Early 20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Art
Steel, Wood
For the Dagari people of Burkina Faso and Ghana, this highly stylized figure embodied the living spirit of a deceased ancestor. Tucked away from view in a secret alcove or shrine, th...
Wooden Tribal Male Statue from West Nepal, Earl...
Unknown
Vintage 1930s Nepalese Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Wooden tribal male statue from West Nepal, early to mid-20th century. Mounted on a metal plate. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This wooden figure comes from West Nepal, most probably fro...
Wooden Tribal Female Statue from West Nepal, Ea...
Unknown
Vintage 1930s Nepalese Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Wooden tribal female statue from West Nepal, early to mid-20th century. Mounted on a metal plate. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This wooden figure comes from West Nepal, most probably f...
Toba Batak Singa House Ornament, Sumatra, Indon...
20th Century Indonesian Tribal Tribal Art
Hardwood
Large carved hardwood ornamental structure used as a support and a decorative frontispiece. It bears a stylized face embedded within an ornately carved and painted geometric pattern....
Ngombe Throwing Knife
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Art
Iron, Wood
With its many blades and dramatic form, this impressive throwing knife would have been a status symbol and a form of currency among the Ngombe peoples of what is now the Democratic R...
Carved Wood Tribal Three Leg Headrest, Kenya
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Kenyan Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Offered by Scott McCue Carved wood tribal three leg headrest, Kenya A wonderful, worn used three leg headrest from Kenya, about 14 inches long.
African Tribal Art Fine Pair of Yoruba Ibeji F...
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
Wood
A fine pair of ere Ibeji figures from Gbongan region Nigeria A pair of hard wood male and female Ibeji with crest hair style Showing fine aged patina with traces of rekitts blu...
African Tribal Art Fine Rare Baule Figurative C...
Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Art
Wood
African tribal art Fine Baule figurative catapult or sling shot Finely carved with a female figure with down cast eyes and hands on Abdomen Fine example Ex Giovanni Sciarli colle...
Rare Antique Figurative Bracket from a East Ind...
Antique Early 19th Century Indian Tribal Art
Wood
This is a rare and interesting antique figurative bracket from a 19th century East India company ship Sailing vessels made in India were bought by the British and used to transport...
Pre Columbian Ancient Mexico Good Mezcala Green...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Mexican Tribal Art
Wood
Pre Columbian ancient Mexico good Mezcala green stone mask pendant Pre Columbian Ancient Mexico A fine Mezcala Stone Mask pendant circa BC 300-AD 200 Guerrero Mountain area of Cen...
Mendi Shield painted shield Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A Mendi war or dance shield with painted figure Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea With painted figure which is thought to represent a ancestor Oval shaped medium we...
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