Skip to main content

African Tribal Art

3
614
2
to
33
457
138
28
6
4
1
3
49
562
2
184
293
178
78
75
66
616
616
616
445
416
242
185
80
7
5
4
2
Place of Origin: African
Gelede Headdress, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1950s
By Yoruba People
Located in PAU, FR
Gelede festivals honor the creative and dangerous power of women elders, female ancestors and goddesses known as "our mothers". The Gelede headdress often consists of two parts, a lo...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Gelede Headdress, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1920s
By Yoruba People
Located in PAU, FR
Gelede festivals honor the creative and dangerous power of women elders, female ancestors and goddesses known as "our mothers". The Gelede headdress often consists of two parts, a lo...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Tribal African Lady Bust Art Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand carved tribal African Art wooden Zulu bust, very nicely carved black African lady bust with gold embellished jewelry and traditional hair style and gold head dress. Large contem...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Yaka Tribal Initiation Mask with Raffia, Congo 'DRC', mid 20th Century, Africa
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Yaka young men's initiation mask of carved wood with raffia collar, Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), mid 20th century. A hand-held mask used by boys coming out of the initiation...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

African Urembo Beaded Vintage Necklace Choker by the Maasai Tribe Kenya
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage African Urembo beaded necklace choker. Handmade in Kenya by the maasai tribe. Urembo means “beauty” and the handmade pattern and unique color pairings will make a bold stat...
Category

Late 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Beads

Three-Legged Tribal Stool Attributed to the Oromo from Ethiopia, Africa
Located in Miami, FL
A three-legged African stool or seat carved from a single piece of wood, attributable to the Oromo people in or around the city of Jimma in Ethiopia. This stool was as a utilitarian ...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Portait of African Male, Charcoal on Paper, Signed Banzyville, 1944
Located in Leuven , BE
C.P. Initials,Portait of African Male,Charcoal on Paper,Signed Banzyville 1944,Framed,Signed and Dated
Category

1940s Vintage African Tribal Art

Materials

Paper

Mende Helmet Mask
Located in Kensington, MD
Carved Helmut masks of this type were made by the Sande society of the Mende people of Sierra Leone, Africa for use in masquerades by young women in initiation rites on their passage...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

African Tuareg Teapot Mauritania
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-20th century Tuareg teapot from Mauritania, Africa, Western Sahara. Handcrafted of pewter, copper and brass decorations. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Brass, Copper, Pewter

Ekoi Ejagham People, Cross-River Area, Nigeria-Cameroon, Headress
Located in Leuven , BE
Starting from a wicker base, the figure is covered with Antilope hide and further "embellished" with applied human hair and teeth. Its power is enhanced by added paraphernelia, inclu...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Organic Material

Mid-20th Century Toguna Female Anthropomo Post from Mali
Located in Atlanta, GA
An early to mid-20th century Toguna support post from the Dogon Tribe of Mali, on custom metal stand. This West African hand carved wooden bean was originally used for supporting the...
Category

Mid-20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

Rare Pair of Very Old Yoruba Ibeji Figures
Located in Leuven , BE
Rare pair of very old Yoruba Ibeji figures.
Category

20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

African Baga Nimba Wood Carved Figural Headdress Mask Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A nicely carved Baga Nimba figure/ mask top made by the Baga people of the coast of Guinea Bissau. This carved figure may have been intended to be part of a larger mask at one poi...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Gelede Headdress, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1950s
By Yoruba People
Located in PAU, FR
Gelede festivals honor the creative and dangerous power of women elders, female ancestors and goddesses known as "our mothers". The Gelede headdress often consists of two parts, a lo...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Saddle or Saddle Pad Moroccan Carpet
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
I found this nomadic saddle among the various Moroccan carpets I bought from a young traveller, who sold me all his collection many years ago. I washed and restored all , but I kept ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Archaistic African Tribal Art

Materials

Wool

Polychrome Wood Gelede Headdress, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1940s
By Yoruba People
Located in PAU, FR
Gelede festivals honour the creative and dangerous power of women elders, female ancestors and goddesses known as "our mothers". The Gelede headdress often consists of two parts, a l...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Vinage Colorful Moroccan Leather Saddle Bag
Located in Houston, TX
This vintage Moroccan leather saddle bag has intricate embossing and leatherwork covering the entire bag with a faux keyhole in the front. There is one front pocket and two larger po...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Leather

20th Century-African, Iron Object Made by the Lobi Tribe of Burkina Faso, Africa
By african people
Located in Sammushi, JP
An iron figurine made in Africa around the 20th century. In many countries in Africa, iron objects are used for objects, coins, tools, and rituals. Dogon, Kishi, etc. And this is ...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

Mid-20th Century Globular Vessel, Mangbetu People, D. R. Congo
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Mid-20th Century Globular Vessel, Mangbetu People, D. R. Congo An unusually large and striking non-figurative vessel from the Mangbetu people, comprised of six lobes joined to a c...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Ceramic

Benin Bronze Bell Sculpture Depicting an Oba
By People from Benin
Located in Palm Desert, CA
An exquisite Benin bronze sculpture in shape of a bell depicting an Oba. Oba translates to "ruler" in the Yoruba and Bini languages of contemporary West Africa. The Kingdom of Benin ...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Bronze

Kuba People, DRC, Leather Whip with Turned Handle
Located in Leuven , BE
Beautifully hand-crafted leather whip with turned handle.
Category

20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Glass

Old Igbo "Izzi" Elephant Mask, Nigeria, African Sculpture
By Igbo People
Located in Sharon, CT
Important mask with beautiful a patina over paint and sculpting note, heads on both sides. Acquired from an old private collection.
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

African Tribal Art Mask Parchment Wall Shade Sconces in Red
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of African Tribal Art mask parchment wall shade sconces. These Art pieces could be used as large wall lamp shade. Iron frame covered with hide which has been hand painted with...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

Pair of African Tribal Art Parchment Wall Shade Sconces in Safran and Tan Colors
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of African Tribal Art parchment wall shade sconces featuring a large triangle hide form stitched on iron and hand painted surface. These Art pieces could be used as wall lamp s...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

1950s Nigerian Eight-Leg Nupe Stool
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An eight-leg “Nupe” stool hand carved from a single piece of wood painted in an abstract pattern.
Category

1950s Tribal Vintage African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Nice Congo/Central Africa Shaman or Medicine Man Rattle, Early 20th Century
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A nice Congo/Central Africa shaman or medicine man rattle, early 20th century, used for warding off evil spirits and healing the sick. The rattle is made of wood with metal wire and ...
Category

Early 20th Century Archaistic African Tribal Art

Materials

Metal

Strong Cubist Lobi Standing Figure Ghana Burkina Faso Africa, Early 20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Finely carved large geometric figure from the Lobi, of Ghana and Burkina Faso, dating from the early to mid-20th century. It has a captivating gaze. Carved from very hard wood with s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

African Mid-Century Bronze Box with Allegorical Decorative Motivs, Mali 1960s
Located in Salzburg, AT
Bronze Dogon Box in wonderful original condition (Ex-collection of French African art) The frequent representations of horsemen in the African art of the Dogon of Mali refer to their...
Category

1960s Tribal Vintage African Tribal Art

Materials

Bronze

Ancient African Wooden Stool
Located in Soho, London, GB
Ancient wooden stool with four feet dating to the 19th century. From Congo, Africa. Provenance: Galerie Démons et Merveilles, Paris; Private Collection, United Kingdom.
Category

19th Century Antique African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Kuba Currency Spear, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
While shield and spear were central to African combat, this example by the Kuba People of Central Africa was most likely made to serve as a piece of trade currency. Many pre-coloniza...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

Wooden Baoule Maternity Figure, Africa
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
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...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Berber Woman’s Veil, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Woman’s tie-dyed wool veil, Berber culture, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, early 20th Century
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wool

African Barbed Harpoon Spear, Ngbandi/Yakoma People, DRC
Located in Leuven , BE
These spear blades were used in and were traded over a large area along the Ubangi river. The Ngbandi are an ethnic group from the region of the upper Ubang, the Northwestern part of...
Category

1930s Vintage African Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

Andrianna Shamaris Large Copper African Currency
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful patina on this 20th century copper African currency. Celebrating the cracks and crevices found in this unusual large size. This item was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sa...
Category

Early 20th Century Modern African Tribal Art

Materials

Copper

Antique Ethiopian Chair
Located in New York, NY
This hand carved wooden chair is from the Jima people of Southern Ethiopia. A slightly concave seat sits on a tripod base connected by slender rods. The high rectangular back rest ha...
Category

1920s Tribal Vintage African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Bembe Style African Sculpture
Located in Stockholm, SE
The sculpture is depicting a woman with a painted face. The Bembe people lives mostly in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Tanzania. Provenance: Private colle...
Category

20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Geometric Ashanti Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
An indicator of status and family, stools play an integral role in traditional Ashanti culture. Believed to be the resting place for a person's soul, a stool is given to a child when...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Afrian Tribal Chokwe Femal Sculpture from Angola Mid-20th Century
Located in Salzburg, AT
African Chokwe tribal sculpture with delicate metal jewelry from Angola mid-20th century. On request, the Plexiglas base can be purchased. Associated with the therapeutic cult of...
Category

1950s Tribal Vintage African Tribal Art

Materials

Metal

MaHongwe Bwete Reliquary Figure, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This compelling abstract form is attributed to the MaHongwe people in north Gabon, a subpopulation of the Kota in the same region. Sculpted of a wooden form wrapped in metal wire, th...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Copper, Wire

Vintage African Urembo Beaded Necklace Choker Kenya
Located in North Hollywood, CA
African Urembo Beaded vintage necklace choker by the Maasai Tribe Kenya Vintage African Urembo beaded necklace choker. Handmade in Kenya by the Maasai tribe with yellow, green, ora...
Category

Late 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Beads

Tuareg African Pewter Teapot from Mauritania
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage African Tuareg teapot Mauritania Mid-20th century Tuareg teapot from Mauritania, Africa, Western Sahara. Handcrafted of pewter, copper and brass decorations. The Tuareg pe...
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art African Tribal Art

Materials

Brass, Copper, Pewter

Daniel Bouesso « Christ Head » Wenge circa 1930 African Art
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Original sculpture, representing the head of Christ, made by Daniel BOUESSO. It represents Christ wearing the crown of thorns, with his eyes closed. His face is filled with a certain...
Category

Mid-20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Bambara Wooden Female Nyeloni Figure
Located in Chicago, IL
With angular curves, refined facial features, and plaited hair, this wooden figure by the Bambara people of Mali is carved to embody ideals of feminine beauty and fertility. To furth...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Jute, Wood

Horsetail Flywhisk with Beaded Leopard Finial from Cameroon Grasslands
Located in Leuven , BE
Throughout the many Kingdoms in the Cameroon Grasslands region (Bamileke - Bamum - Tikar) employed a range of Regalia to assert their political, economic and religious power. Present...
Category

20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Glass

Senufo Locking Currency Bracelet
Located in Chicago, IL
Time honored texture and form define this Senufo sculptural object. The abstract etchings were achieved through a process known as scarification. The artisan meticulously traced and ...
Category

Mid-19th Century Antique African Tribal Art

Materials

Copper

African Kenyan Tribal Art Hand Carved Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand carved West African tribal wood carved sculpture of a standing man, Africa tribal Art Decor. Vintage Kenyan tribal sculpture featuring an elongated standing man with a crown an...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Metal

African Ndebele Tribal Art Hand Carved Bust Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand carved West African tribal wood carved bust, Africa tribal art decor. Ndebele tribal women bust figures featuring an elongated neck and stretched ears. Very simple carved ethn...
Category

20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

African Tribal Art Fine Shona Neck Rest Head Rest
Located in London, GB
A fine shona head rest neck rest Raised on a single central pillar finely carved with geometric designs Shona Zimbabwe Measures: Height 5 inches, width 6 inches 12.5 x 15 cm appro...
Category

19th Century Antique African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Baga Nimba Headdress with Raffia Trim, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
It’s easy to imagine the spectacle of this headdress being performed at a festival or initiation ceremony - its sturdy form swaying upon the shoulders of a male dancer and the rustle...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Raffia, Wood

North African Tribal Art Parchment Wall Decor
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
African tribal art parchment wall shade sconce featuring a large triangle hide form stitched on iron and hand painted surface. These Moroccan art pieces could be used as wall lamp s...
Category

20th Century Moorish African Tribal Art

Materials

Iron

Standing Intact 2000 Year Old Terracotta Figure, Nok Culture, Nigeria
Located in Leuven , BE
This terracotta figure belongs to the Nok culture, named after a village in Nigeria where the first similar terracottas and several artefacts were found. The village of Nok seems to ...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Antique African Tribal Art

Materials

Terracotta

Carved Wood Tribal Bambara, Mali Africa Granary Door Lock with Crosspiece
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Well-used wood door lock used by the Bambara people, Mali, Africa, with crosspiece. The top is an animal head with horns. Includes original movable bolt or crosspiece. Heavy wear and...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Early to Mid-20th Century Silver Tribal Bracelet, Algeria, North Africa
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early to mid-20th century silver tribal bracelet, Algeria, North Africa. A very wearable silver cuff from Algeria with an opening of 1.25" (3.1 cm). The interior circumference is 6...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Silver

Ashanti People, Ghana, Hand Carved Altar Stool with Libation Patina
Located in Leuven , BE
Altar stool with libation patina. This item was hand carved by Ashanti people in Ghana.
Category

Mid-20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Modernist Bronze African Sculptures of a Couple, Tribal Art Etruscan Style
By Karl Hagenauer, Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Modernist bronze African abstract statues, whimsical figures of a couple. Unusual vintage brutalist African bronze sculptures. Hand-hammered cast bronze stylized tribal figures sculp...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Bronze

Early 20th Century Nigerian Nupe Gourd Water Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
Inspired by the natural world, Nupe ceramicists fired this water vessel in the shape of a gourd. The vessel's varied surface textures and colors come from its functional design. The ...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Terracotta

Woman Sacrificing Holding Offering Bowl, Yoruba People, Nigeria, 1940s
By Yoruba People
Located in PAU, FR
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. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Yoruba (Nigeria) Early 20th Century Cloth
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine early 20th Century hand spun indigo cotton and Trans-Sahara silk cloth.
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal African Tribal Art

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Recently Viewed

View More