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Wooden Head of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s

By Yoruba People
Wooden Head of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, ...
Yoruba People
Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Wooden head of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s. The Ooni is the traditional ruler of Ile-Ife. The Nigerian town is seen as the cradle of the Yoruba people. ...
Wooden Head of a Wife of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s

By Yoruba People
Wooden Head of a Wife of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yorub...
Yoruba People
Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Wooden head of a wife of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s. The Ooni is the traditional ruler of Ile-Ife. The Nigerian town is seen as the cradle of the Yoruba p...
Woman Carrying Baby in a Papoose, Kola Nut Holder from Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1950s
Woman Carrying Baby in a Papoose, Kola Nut Holder ...
Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Carved wooden kola nut holder, depicting a woman carrying a baby in a papoose and holding a bowl overhead, from Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1950s There is a small crack in the wood on one sid...
Woman Sacrificing Holding Offering Bowl, Yoruba People, Nigeria, 1940s

By Yoruba People
Woman Sacrificing Holding Offering Bowl, Yoruba Pe...
Yoruba People
Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Carved wooden sculpture depicting a woman sacrificing holding an offering bowl, Yoruba People, Nigeria, 1940s There is a small old chip on the top, please refer to the photos. T...
Mid-20th Century Dayak Tribal Baby Carrier, Kalima...
Unknown
Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Rattan, Beads
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century Dayak Tribal Baby Carrier, Kalimantan, Borneo. A handsome baby carrier, used and in great condition, made with rattan, wood, cotton cloth, t...
Early 20th Century Ivorian Senufo Lidded Gourd Ves...
Ivorian Wood Tribal Art
Other, Hide, Iron
With strips of hide and hand-forged iron staples, Senufo women combined wood and gourd into a lightweight water vessel. While terra cotta was ideal for vessels in the home, this more po...
Early 20th Century Ivorian Low Senufo Stool
Early 20th Century Ivorian Low Senufo Stool
Ivorian Wood Tribal Art
Hand-carved from a single, solid block of wood, each Senufo stool has a unique personality as a modern sculpture, seat, or table. The irregular strokes and diminutive nature are telltal...
Beautiful Early 20th Century Suspension Hook, Sawos People
Beautiful Early 20th Century Suspension Hook, Sawo...
Papua New Guinean Wood Tribal Art
Beautiful early 20th century suspension hook, Sawos people.
Expressive Papua New Guinea Stopper, Ex John Friede Collection
Expressive Papua New Guinea Stopper, Ex John Fried...
Antique Papua New Guinean Wood Tribal Art
A very old and beautifully encrusted stopper. This intriguing and expressive Middle Sepik area stopper comes from the John Friede Collection. Featuring a stylized anthropomorphic face o...
Late 19th Century Vanuatu Canoe Prow, "Naho"

Late 19th Century Vanuatu Canoe Prow, "Naho"
Antique Vanuatuan Wood Tribal Art
A beautifully worn carved "Naho", featuring a stylized bird, adze marks, some encrustation and dark patina expected with wear and age of the piece Carved wooden canoe prows of this typ...
Rare and Large 19th Century Aboriginal Churinga, Australia
Rare and Large 19th Century Aboriginal Churinga, A...
Antique Australian Wood Tribal Art
A Clan Churinga, stone carved, beautiful patina on both sides from rubbing during Aboriginal ceremonies. Deep vertical and linear carved design, done with a possum tooth or kangaroo cla...
19th Century Aboriginal Churinga, Australia

19th Century Aboriginal Churinga, Australia
Antique Australian Wood Tribal Art
A lovely old large Clan Churinga, fine soft patina on both sides from rubbing during Aboriginal ceremonies. Deep vertical and linear carved design, done with a possum tooth or kangaroo ...
Elegant 19th Century Fijian Yaqona Bowl, Ex East Coast USA Private
Elegant 19th Century Fijian Yaqona Bowl, Ex East C...
Antique Fijian Wood Tribal Art
Fiji Yaqona bowl D 39cm, H 16.5 cm. Definite signs of use, adze carved, deep red brown patina. Used in ceremonies to make Yaqona, Yaqona - made from the roots of the pepper plant, Pipe...
Early 20th Century Aboriginal Wunda Shield, Western Australia
Early 20th Century Aboriginal Wunda Shield, Wester...
Australian Wood Tribal Art
Beautiful Aboriginal Wunda shield, Western Australia. Pandal design featuring white clay, red ochre wash.
Banks Island Pudding Knife, Ex Nicolai Michoutouchkine, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Banks Island Pudding Knife, Ex Nicolai Michoutouch...
Antique Vanuatuan Wood Tribal Art
Banks Island pudding knife, measure: length 39.5cm, beautiful smooth red brown patina, signs on use and encustation: Collected by Captain Guenet in the early 1950s on the French adminis...
Nabwikai mask, Vanuatu, Ex Nicolai Michoutouchkine, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Nabwikai mask, Vanuatu, Ex Nicolai Michoutouchkine...
Vanuatuan Wood Tribal Art
Ceremonial Mask H 24 cm, W 25 cm (incl. Tusks) Natural polychrome pigments, vegetable clay, wood, tree fern, boar tusk, spiderweb, coconut shell fibre. Native repair to one tusk enterin...
Ashanti African Tribal Elephant Stool

Ashanti African Tribal Elephant Stool
Unknown
Ghanaian Mid-Century Modern Wood Tribal Art
Ashanti or Asanti tribal stool early to mid-20th century in the form of an elephant. Great patination and carving and good signs of use. One of the tusks has been broken which should be...
Dagalo African Lobi Tribal Deck Chair Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast
Dagalo African Lobi Tribal Deck Chair Burkina Faso...
Unknown
Burkinabe Mid-Century Modern Wood Tribal Art
Lobi Tribal Dagalo deck chair from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast. Carved from a single piece of wood with the normal characteristics of the Lobi tribe, this seat was used by men only.
Nuo Gong and Nuo Mu Ancestor Sculptures Guizhou Pr...
Unknown
Antique Chinese Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Paint
Nuo Gong and Nuo Mu Ancestor sculptures from Guizhou Province, China, 19th century or earlier. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Nuo Gong and Nuo Mu are the Father and the Mother of the Nuo Ce...
Hand-Carved Wooden Native American or Eskimo ‘Alutiiq/ Sugpiag’ Mask

By Native American Art
Hand-Carved Wooden Native American or Eskimo ‘Alut...
Native American Art
American Tribal Wood Tribal Art
A nicely carved Eskimo (likely either Alutiiq or Sugpiag Native American people of the Kodiak Archipelago). Mask was acquired from a collection that consisted of items purchased from th...
African Kuba Knife

By Kuba People
African Kuba Knife
Kuba People
Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Iron
This African knife, with a flared iron blade and a wooden handle, was made in the Congo by the Kuba people.
Northwest Coast Mask of Tsonokwa by Andrew Coon, Kwagu'l Tribe, BC

By Andrew Coon
Northwest Coast Mask of Tsonokwa by Andrew Coon, K...
Andrew Coon
Canadian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Cedar, Acrylic, Paint, Wire
This ceremonial dance mask depicts Tsonokwa, the Wild Woman of the Woods. It is carved red cedar with red paint and graphite, and it is signed and dated April, 1987 by the Kwakwaka'wakw...
Early 20th Century Malian Reptile Door
Early 20th Century Malian Reptile Door
Malian Wood Tribal Art
Carved directly out of the wood slating, these reptiles come to life, appearing to crawl up the door. Intricately textured with abstract patterns, the crawling reptiles bring a dynamic ...
Early 20th Century Malian Dogon Ladder
Early 20th Century Malian Dogon Ladder
Malian Wood Tribal Art
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 patt...
18th Century Tribal Tongan Pounder

18th Century Tribal Tongan Pounder
Antique Tongan Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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 women t...
Late 19th Century Tribal Bassa Mask

Late 19th Century Tribal Bassa Mask
Antique Liberian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Bearing the deeply indented profile so Classic in Bassa masks, this superbly carved piece shows finely executed facial features, prominent cheekbones, and a jutting forehead surmounted ...
20th Century Tribal Giryama Statue, Kenya
20th Century Tribal Giryama Statue, Kenya
Kenyan Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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, called ...
Late 19th Century Tribal Baule Figure

Late 19th Century Tribal Baule Figure
Antique Ivorian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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 the d...
Tribal 19th Century Wooden Dance Club, Samoa
Tribal 19th Century Wooden Dance Club, Samoa
Antique Samoan Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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 four...
Rare 19th Century Zulu Wars Wirework Prestige Stic...
Antique South African Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Brass, Copper
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 decorat...
Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Bassa Mask, Liberia
Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Bassa Mask,...
Antique Liberian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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, th...
Early 20th Century Zulu Knobkerrie Sculpture, South Africa
Early 20th Century Zulu Knobkerrie Sculpture, Sout...
South African Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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 oftenti...
Late 19th Century Tribal Suku Helmet Mask
Late 19th Century Tribal Suku Helmet Mask
Antique Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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 dom...
Late 19th Century Tribal Sotho Prestige Vessel, Lesotho
Late 19th Century Tribal Sotho Prestige Vessel, Le...
Antique Lesothian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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 display o...
Early 20th Century Tribal Ethiopian Wooden Neck Rest
Early 20th Century Tribal Ethiopian Wooden Neck Re...
Ethiopian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Early 20th century Ethiopian tribal head rest from the Omo valley area. This neckrest is of a good size and height and has a satisfying patina. Headrest sometimes doubled as stools a...
Early 20th Century Ivorian Senufo Elevated Stool
Ivorian Wood Tribal Art
Hand-carved from a single, solid block of wood, each Senufo stool communicates a unique personality as a sculptural seat or table. The irregular carved strokes, slightly lifted seat and...
Early 20th Century Ghanaian Ashanti Friendship Sto...
Ghanaian Wood Tribal Art
Stools indicated power, status, and lines of succession in traditional Ashanti culture. The flat base, curved seat, and ridged supports of this hand-carved wooden stool reference the As...
Early 20th Century Ghanaian Lobi Figurative Stool
Ghanaian Wood Tribal Art
The lobi peoples of Ghana and Burkina Faso have a deep focus on agriculture, leaving less of their time for artistic endeavors. A notable exception is their figurative stool designs. Ma...
19th Century African Zulu War Club "Knobkerrie" Ki...
Antique South African Wood Tribal Art
19th century Zulu war club known as a Knobkerrie made from the wood of a root ball or wad and carried by Zulu warriors in South Africa. Made from the hard wood of a root ball of a tree ...
Large Vintage Tribal Wood Bowl, Metal Repairs, Ful...
Unknown
Nigerien Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Metal
Large vintage tribal wooden bowl with metal repairs. Fulani people of Niger, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This rustic wooden bowl was fashioned by hand using very basic ...
Unusually Large Vintage Tribal Wooden Bowl, Fulani...
Unknown
Nigerien Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Unusually large vintage tribal wooden bowl. Fulani of Niger, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This rustic wooden bowl was fashioned by hand using very basic tools, its textu...
Antique Indonesian Hand-Carved Dark Wood Tall Mask...
Antique Indonesian Wood Tribal Art
An 18th century Indonesian tall mask made of hand-carved wood. This tall mask features a refined long triangular shape while two perforate squares serve as eyes, separated by a fine lon...
Hand-Carved Bakunawa Dragon Demon Mask Totum Wall Hanging Art
Hand-Carved Bakunawa Dragon Demon Mask Totum Wall ...
Hawaiian Island Creations
Vintage Philippine Wood Tribal Art
Hardwood
This Totum style wall hanging exhibits four stacked, devilish, demonic faces. Handmade by one of the Igorot Ifugao Bontoc tribes in Northern Philippines. Perhaps designed to represent w...
African ‘Nigerian’ Igbo Carved Maiden Mask/ Sculpt...
Nigerian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
This finely carved mask is from the early to mid-20th century and was made by the Igbo People of Southeastern Nigeria. Agbogho mmwo, or "maiden spirit," masks are worn strictly by me...
Early 20th Century Indian Carved Wood Trunk
Indian Anglo-Indian Wood Tribal Art
Hand-carved wooden Indian tribal trunk / box with hand-wrought iron hinges and straps, and handle. Early 20th century, Northern India.
Primitive Nautical Wood Sculptures

Primitive Nautical Wood Sculptures
Antique Indian Primitive Wood Tribal Art
Set of three tall early rustic painted ships rudder transformed into artistic sculptures. Measure: Grey D 16.50, D 2.50", H 58" Brown D 17", D 2", H 68".
Set of Three Moroccan Tribal Gun Powder Flasks

By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Set of Three Moroccan Tribal Gun Powder Flasks
Berber Tribes of Morocco
Antique Moroccan Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Brass
Set of three Moroccan tribal gun powder flasks. 19th century studded gunpowder flasks in three different finely engraved designs. Collector set of gunpowder flasks in large carved woode...
Early 20th Century Water Buffalo Skull
Early 20th Century Water Buffalo Skull
Unknown
South African Mid-Century Modern Wood Tribal Art
Horn, Animal Skin
A large wall mountable buffalo skull. Weight: 15 kg.
Mounted Nias Island Coconut and Brass Headhunter W...
Indonesian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Brass, Coconut
Finely cut coconut shell and brass "Kalabubu" headhunter warrior necklace from the Indonesian Island of Nias mounted on a black painted custom metal base, 20th century.
Carved Wood Trough

Carved Wood Trough
Indonesian Rustic Wood Tribal Art
Large sculptural carved wooden trough from Indonesia. Great indoors or outdoors. Would make for a fantastic planter.
Tribal Footed Wooden Tray Mebau Wood Batak of Suma...
Unknown
Indonesian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Hardwood
Tribal footed wooden tray mebau wood batak of Sumatra, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This wooden tray comes from the batak of Sumatra. It is fashioned by hand from a sing...
Large Authentic African Bongo Funerary Post
Large Authentic African Bongo Funerary Post
Unknown
Sudanese Rustic Wood Tribal Art
A very unique and vintage Bongo Funerary post. This particular, well carved piece came from an avid collector a Fine African art. The piece is solid and made of heavy, dense wood. These...
African Dan Spoon, circa 1960

African Dan Spoon, circa 1960
Tomieme
Ivorian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
A wonderfully carved wood ceremonial Dan ladle from the Dassanetch tribe, Ivory coast attributed to Tompieme mounted on a simple metal stand.
Ashanti Asante African Tribal Stool

Ashanti Asante African Tribal Stool
Kenyan Mid-Century Modern Wood Tribal Art
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 we...
Early 20th Century Tribal Kuba or Binji Pipe, D.R. Congo
Early 20th Century Tribal Kuba or Binji Pipe, D.R....
Congolese Tribal Wood Tribal Art
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 bridge...
20th Century Kamba Tribal Colonial Carving, Kenya
20th Century Kamba Tribal Colonial Carving, Kenya
Kenyan Folk Art Wood Tribal Art
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 figu...
19th Century Prestige Tribal Knife with Shell-Cove...
Antique Ivorian Tribal Wood Tribal Art
Leather, 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 manu...
Early 20th Century Tribal Senufo Heddle Pulley, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th Century Tribal Senufo Heddle Pulley, Co...
Ivorian Wood Tribal Art
A deeply patinated pulley depicting an avian figure with anthropomorphic characteristics, dominated by an elongated, overhanging head with gracefully curved beak. The concavity of the f...