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Lobi Dagari Abstract Tribal Ancestral Figure Burkina Faso, Africa
Abstract tribal wood ancestral figure from the Dagari, a subgroup of the Lobi People of Ghana and Burkina Faso, West Africa. Created in the early to mid-20th century. It is a stylize...
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Early 20th Century Burkinabe Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Four-Legged Tribal Vessel
A robust vessel with a single handle on four legs, carved from one continuous piece of wood.
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20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Early 20th Century Indian Carved Wood & Wrought Iron Storage Chest Box
Hand-carved wooden Indian tribal storage chest box with hand-wrought iron hinges and straps, and handle. Early 20th century, Northern India.
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Solomeni Type Mami Wata West African Goddess Art from Congo Hindu Snake Charmer
An unusual and rare type of the popular West African goddess Mami Wata. The cult of Mami Wata extends from Senegal all the way into Angola and has many different names and expression...
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Kuba Kingdom Drum Lele or Kuba People Old and Used DR Congo Central African Art
A fine old drum from the Kuba kingdom, possibly Lele or Kuba People, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa. Probably created in the early to middle part of the 20th century. W...
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20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Dogon Post of Grooved Hardwood for Sacred Space Mali West African Tribal Art
Post from a sacred space, men's ceremonial meeting room, storeroom, or other place. Dogon people, Mali, West Africa. Weathered hardwood grooved with symbolic geometric designs. That ...
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Early 20th Century Malian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Senufo Face Mask Kpelie Cote D'ivoire Mali Burkina Faso West African Tribal Art
A simple and elegant face mask from the Senufo people of West Africa. The Senufo live in areas that are parts of Mali, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) and Burkina Faso. Created in the ea...
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20th Century Ivorian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Akan Ashanti Prestige Hair Ornament or Comb Classic Ghana African Art
A magnificent hair ornament or comb from the Akan Ashanti (var. Asante) people of Ghana. Created in the early to mid-20th century. Carved from hardwood covered with black pigment pol...
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Early 20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Akan Akuaba Fertility Doll Ghana Antique Traditional West African Art
An old and obviously well used akuaba or fertility doll from the Akan people of Ghana, early 20th century. Wood with remains of white pigments, oily patina from ritual feeding, washi...
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Early 20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Wood and Hair Mask from Tribal Indonesia Probably Bali or Lombok Oceanic Art
A powerful human visage with a look expressive of wild nature. We do not know the exact source or character depicted. Probably from a village or a provincial area of Bali or the neig...
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20th Century Balinese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Guro Face Mask Ivory Coast West African Tribal Art
A beatific face mask from the Guro people of the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Wood with paint and white pigment at the mouth. Possibly created by a known 20th century carver, but no ...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Tree Fungus Lingzhi Mask of Ganesha from North India Himalayas Nepal Tibetan Art
Very rare mask of Ganesha from North Indian/the Himalayas. This extraordinary mask has been formed from a large, single Lingzhi fungus (Ganoderma Lucidum). The natural structure of ...
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20th Century Nepalese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Softwood, Burl

Solomon Islands Santa Cruz Finely Hand Carved Conical Head "Duka" Figure, 1930s
Originally collected in the Solomon Islands in 1938, this one of a kind treasure from the south pacific comes from our private oceanic collection. This is a Solomon Islands Santa...
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Early 20th Century Solomon Islands Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Tapestry, Wood

Vintage Wood Splash Board from Papua New Guinea on Custom Black Stand
A vintage carved wood splash board from Papua New Guinea. This decorative carved wood splash board (also commonly referred to as a wave splitter) from Papua, New Guinea is from the M...
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20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Metal

Wood and Metal African Tribal Idol of Early 19th Century
A particular tribal idol made in Africa in 1900, wood and metal are in original conditions.
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Early 20th Century Guinean Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Metal

Heavy Oceanic ‘Papua New Guinea’ or African Carved Mask
A wonderfully carved, heavy tribal mask. The mask is from the collection of famed American writer Gore Vidal who was an avid collector of tribal masks and artifacts. It was listed as...
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Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Decorative Wooden Oyster Boat from South East Asia, 20th Century
This boat could possibly be from the Sama-Bajau which refers to several Austronesian ethnic groups of Maritime Southeast Asia with their origins from the southern Philippines. The B...
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19th Century Southeast Asian Primitive Antique Wood Tribal Art

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Teak

Nepal Himalayan Butter Churn Handle, Early 20th Century with Heart
A old carved wood Nepal, North India or other Himalayan culture butter churn handle called a ghurra. Created in the early 20th century. The handle with braided columns rising to a he...
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Early 20th Century Nepalese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Yoruba Male Twin Figure, Ere Ibeji, Nigeria, African Tribal Art
A finely carved male twin figure, ere Ibeji, Yoruba People, Nigeria, created in the early 20th century. With a tall plaited coiffure, expressive eyes, and extensive wear and polish...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Large Kuba Helmet Mask Congo Early 20th Century
A very expressive mask when viewed from any angle, full of contained power. A handsome helmet mask with curved horns, large beard, conical eyes with perforated holes and traces of ...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal keys, with finely incised geometric design. Created in the early 20th century, Congo, Central Africa, possibly by an art...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal keys. On top is a subtly carved human face with great patina. Created and used in the Congo region of Central Africa, in...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal strikers. Under heavy patina is incised design with three stylized cowrie shells (also resemble human eyes) over a fluid...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Finest Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
One of the best you are likely to see for sale anywhere. This is an early (late 19th to early 20th century) Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal strikers, fr...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Carved wood Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano) with metal strikers from the early period in the Congo, Central Africa. On top is a subtly carved human face with great wear ...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Simple, elegant Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano) wood with metal from the Congo, Central Africa, late 19th to early 20th century. With wonderful age and patina from handl...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

African Tribal Large Ram Mask, Bobo Burkina Faso Early 20th Century Africa
A large hardwood helmet mask representing a ram from the Bobo people of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Lively asymmetrical horns encircle the top of the head. Created in the early to mid...
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Early 20th Century Burkinabe Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Nepal Himalayan Butter Churn Handle, Early 20th Century with Columns
A old carved wood Nepal or Himalayan ghurra butter churn handle, Early 20th Century with four twisted columns connecting at the top. With a worn, polished patina from use, old stabil...
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Early 20th Century Nepalese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Philippine Wood Spoon with Standing Figure, Early 20th Century
Elegant, worn and very polished Philippine wood spoon with standing figure, probably created by an artist of the Igorot people, Luzon, in the early 20th century. The figure with hand...
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Early 20th Century Philippine Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Ottoman Empire ‘18th Century or Earlier’ Pair of Turkish Bath Clogs with Inlay
18th century or earlier, (Ottoman Empire) pair of Turkish bath clogs with mother-of-pearl inlay these are a beautiful decorative object d' art which would work well on a pile of boo...
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18th Century Turkish Antique Wood Tribal Art

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Wood, Leather, Mother-of-Pearl

Pair of Adan Figures Togo Ghana Minimal Cubist Expressionist African Tribal Art
An unusually large pair with expressive faces. As a couple they interact with each other as though in a narrative or dialogue. A perfect example of how African artists are capable of...
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Paint, Hardwood

Painted Wood Puppet Head Kebe Kuyu People Congo African Tribal Art Unique Style
Puppet head, painted wood, Kuyu people, Republic of Congo, Africa. Created in the early to mid-20th century. 17 x 4 3/4 x 5 inches. With a detachable custom metal stand that raises ...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood, Paint

Ex Sotheby's 1983 Yaka Slit Gong Drum with Stick Congo Tribal African Music Art
A very finely carved hardwood Yaka slit-gong drum with striker. Created late 19th-early 20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo. The drum is large for its type at 18 1/2 x 4 x 4 i...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood, Twine

Super Rare Type Igbo Afikpo Theater Mask with Throne Nigeria African Tribal Art
A superb and rare type of Igbo/Afikpo Theater mask, Nigeria, early to mid-20th century. Painted wood with fiber trim around back. This mask is unique as it has a European style thro...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood, Paint

African Senufo Tribe Large Heavy Janus Firespitter Helmet Mask Wanyugo
This large zoomorphic shell decorated (likely cowrie shells) helmet mask was often worn at funerals of important elders and other ceremonies by members of the Senufo Tribe whose memb...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Wood Tribal Art

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Shell, Wood

African Baule Tribe Masterfully Carved Blolo Bla Spirit World Figure on Stand
A wonderfully and intricately carved Blola Bla (or Blolo Bian) carved figure by the Baule Peoples of the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire). These figures represent a spouse/lover from ...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

16th Century Spanish Walnut and Wrought Iron Dromedary Saddle
One of a kind 16th century Spanish school dromedary saddle in carve walnut and wrought iron, in a very good condition with age and use, Its very difficult to find this pieces, it was...
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16th Century Spanish Gothic Antique Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

African Bete Wooden Pangolin
The Bete tribe saw the spirits of their elders as emissaries to nature in the spirit world. Their religious ceremonies centered around mediating that relationship, and would have use...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Fon Legba Phallus
By Fon People
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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Early 19th Century Beninese Primitive Antique Wood Tribal Art

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Steel

Fon Legba Phallus
By Fon People
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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Early 19th Century Beninese Primitive Antique Wood Tribal Art

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Steel

African Hemba So'o Passport Mask
This mask, with its pointed nose and menacing wide grin, was intended to frighten and unnerve its viewers. Known as "so'o", these masks are carved to resemble a "chimpanzee-human" an...
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

African Bamileke Animal Stool
Marked by the telltale Bamileke rounded disc seat and base, this stool is supported by the linked forms of three animalistic figures. Created from a single tree trunk, the stool serv...
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Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Large Papua New Guinea Kundu Hourglass Shaped Drum Crocodile Form Hardwood
A quite large and heavy hardwood Papuan Gulf hand-held hourglass shaped drum (called kundu). Papua New Guinea, probably made in the late 19th-early 20th century. Carved from a dense ...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Ex Museum Palm Wood Spirit Figure Papua New Guinea 20th Century Oceanic Art
An unusual coconut palm wood carving of a spirit figure. Papua New Guinea, 20th century. The thick section of black wood is carved on the front with round eyes and suggestion of a n...
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20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Small Tribal Wooden Stool from Tanzania, Mid-20th Century
Small Tribal wooden stool from Tanzania. 10 dia by 9.25 tall, mid-20th century. This small wooden stool served primarily as a milking stool, and comes from any one of a number of pa...
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Mid-20th Century Tanzanian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Akan Asante Fante Ghana Stool with Figure Fine and Old
The supports for Akan stools take many forms, they can be purely geometric or architectural with simple posts and columns, or, as in this case, figural, with humans or animals suppor...
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20th Century Ghanaian Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Cubist Lobi Wood Female Figure Burkina Faso Ghana Mid-20th Century African Art
Very cubist style Lobi carving composed of sharp angles and planes in an harmonious visual rhythm. The Lobi span a region of north Ghana, Burkina Faso, and a small part of the Ivory ...
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20th Century Burkinabe Wood Tribal Art

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Hardwood

Tribal Drum Tabwa People DR Congo African Musical Instrument Well Used
This drum is called a funkula and was used by a sikaomba, a traditional praise singer of the Tabwa people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Made from a soft wood with a da...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Wood Tribal Art

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Softwood

Ex Museum Papua New Guinea Papuan Gulf River Spirit Board Gope Tribal Art
Papuan Gulf ancestor spirit board, called Gope, early 20th century. Wood with natural pigments and charcoal. An intriguing spirit carving, with good provenance. 1963 is a relatively ...
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Early 20th Century Wood Tribal Art

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Wood, Paint

African Mali Bamana Bambara Tribe Carved Wood Kore Mask
A wonderfully carved mask from the Bamana (Bambara) tribe of Mali. This mask, which has clear signs of wear and use, is a Kore mask and was made to be worn during initiation society ...
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Mid-20th Century Malian Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Two Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figures, Early 20th Century, Nigeria, Africa Tribal Art
Two very well loved and worn Yoruba twin figures "Ibeji", from Nigeria, Africa dating to the early part of the 20th century. One with heavily worn smoothed face from years of use and...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Fine Kuba Cup with Expressive Face on a Foot Early 20th Century African Art
Finely carved Kuba cup with expressive face, carefully carved geometric design on the eyebrows and chin, scarification lines across chips. Heavy wear and patina from native use, stan...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Matching Pair of Yoruba Twin Figures Ibeji 8" High Nigeria African Tribal Art
Matching pair of male twin figures "Ibeji" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, Africa, created in the early 20th century. Dressed with matching glass bead necklace and bracelets, rema...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Yam Ancestor Figure TOTEM Pole Papua New Guinea with Provenance
A yam ancestor TOTEM pole from the mid-Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea. Carved out of a solid wood by the Abelam people, who cultivated yams as their main crop, the pole featu...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Akan Asante Fanti Ghana Seat Traditional African Stool Tribal African Art
The stool was loved by its owner, repaired in several places with decorated metal straps. It has an openwork, tiered lattice central post and four support posts. It has the older sty...
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Early 20th Century Ghanaian Wood Tribal Art

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Sheet Metal

Antique Akan Ashanti Fante Ghana Stool or Seat Carved Wood African Tribal Art
A well-loved traditional stool or seat from the Akan people of Ghana. The Ashanti (Asante) and Fante are the two larger groups of the Akan. Special stools or seats are made for those...
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Early 20th Century Ghanaian Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Antique Hand Carved Aboriginal Wooden Boomerangs
Pair of antique Aboriginal boomerangs. Made from Mulga wood and carved using a stone. Good patination, signs of use and wear throughout. They date from the late 19th century.    
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Late 19th Century Australian Tribal Antique Wood Tribal Art

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Wood

African Ambete 'Mbete' Tribe Brass Wood Carved Standing Reliquary Figure
A fantastic piece from the Ambete Tribe who live on the frontier with Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. Made of wood and hammered brass. The Ambete Tribe figures are recogni...
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20th Century Congolese Wood Tribal Art

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Brass

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