Tribal Tribal Art

African Mudcloth Pillows, a Pair
African Mudcloth Pillows, a Pair
Early 2000s Kenyan Tribal Tribal Art
Textile
These gorgeous African mudcloth pillows are stunning in black and cream mudcloth with black linen cording. They are filled with new feather and down custom inserts and were made loca...
Early 20th Century Tribal Iron Currency from the Idoma of Nigeria, Africa
Early 20th Century Tribal Iron Currency from th...
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Antique 19th Century Nigerian Tribal Mounted Objects
Iron
Offered by Zena Kruzick Early 20th century tribal iron currency from the Idoma of Nigeria, Africa Cross river region. Iron currency made in the shape of a hoe, like these exampl...
Large African Iron "Shovel" Money Currency from the Early 20th Century
Large African Iron "Shovel" Money Currency from...
20th Century Nigerian Tribal Mounted Objects
Metal
A large specimen of African iron money currency from the early 20th century on custom Stand. This antique iron monetary piece is often referred to as "shovel" currency, was once used...
Late 19th Century Tribal Dogon Door Lock
Late 19th Century Tribal Dogon Door Lock
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Antique Late 19th Century Malian Tribal Tribal Art
A fine Dogon door lock surmounted by two seated figures. The angular features of the pair are emphasized by strict rectilinear shapes, echoed at the bottom of the lock's face by a st...
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...
19th Century Sotho Vessel, South Africa
19th Century Sotho Vessel, South Africa
Early 20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Ceramic
An extremely rare 19th century ceramic vessel, South Africa. Ceramic vessels from South Africa dating to the late 19th century are extremely rare. We are pleased to be able to off...
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...
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...
Late 19th Century Tribal Boa Sickle
Late 19th Century Tribal Boa Sickle
Antique Late 19th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art
Elegance and painstaking craftsmanship mark this Boa sickle, which stands like an alert snake, poised, rigid yet fluid. The warmth of the handle against the cool steel grey of the bl...
19th Century Tribal Maori Spear Taiaha, New Zealand
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 Zulu Knobkerrie
Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Knobkerrie
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Knobkerries were ubiquitously carried by South African men as weapons and symbols of status. While typically designed as utilitarian objects, they were oftentimes crafted with a grea...
Rare 19th Century Zulu Wars Wirework Prestige Stick, South Africa
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...
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...
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 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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Yao Bead...
Antique Late 19th Century Malawian Tribal Tribal Art
Beads
A lovely beadwork sash in white, green, and blue with delicate tassels at either end. Yao beadcraft commonly features triangular motifs, and this sash is no exception, featuring hori...
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...
Bronze Benin Head
Benin People
Mid-20th Century Beninese Tribal Tribal Art
Bronze
Head of a Queen Mother. Nigeria, Edo, Benin 20th century. Measures: H 23 in. (58 cm) 11.8 lbs (5.35 KG).
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...
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 ...
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,...
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...
Tribal Lozi Bowl
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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...
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...
Antique Beshir Turkmen Rug
Antique Late 19th Century Turkmen Tribal Central Asian Rugs
Wool
Antique Beshir Turkmen rug. A highly collectible antique rug, attributed to the Ersari Turkmen tribes in Central Asia, in a more ornate style often referred to as "Beshir." This rug ...
"Chessboard Boogie Woogie," Moroccan Berber Carpet
Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs
Wool
"Chessboard Boogie Woogie," Moroccan Berber carpet or rug. A very unusual Moroccan Berber carpet or rug attributed to the Ait Bou Ichaouen tribes. The basic checkered design is ubiqu...
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...
Antique Persian Bokhara
Vintage 1920s Persian Tribal Persian Rugs
Cotton, Wool
A Bokhara rug from the Central Asia region of the early 20th century with geometric gulls and polygons with a rust background and shades of blue and beiges. Tribal motifs with Classi...
Vintage Tribal Flat Wooden Tray Large, from Nag...
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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,...
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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...
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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 ...
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...
Wooden Tribal Male Statue from West Nepal, Earl...
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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...
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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....
Vintage Kuba Raffia Textile Panel, Central Afri...
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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...
Carved Wood Tribal Three Leg Headrest, Kenya
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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.
Zulu Tribal Carved Wood Snuff Container, South ...
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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...
Vintage Kuba Raffia Textile Panel, Central Afri...
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Mid-20th Century Central African Tribal Tribal Art
Raffia
Vintage Kuba textile panel. Handwoven and hand embroidered raffia palm fibre. From the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), mid-20th century. Offere...
Tutsi Tribal Woven Mat, Rwanda, Africa
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Mid-20th Century Rwandan Tribal Tribal Art
Rattan
Offered by Scott McCue Tutsi Tribal woven mat, Rwanda, red and black on Tan, 42 inches, Africa. A wonderful geometric design woven mat by the Tutsi people of Rwanda. This decorat...
Late 19th Century Silk Ikat Uzbekistan Tribal W...
Antique Late 19th Century Uzbek Tribal Tribal Art
Silk
Gorgeous handwoven silk Ikat weaving in rich magenta, gold and purple color, circa late 19th-early 20th century, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, on the ancient Silk Route. Hand-sewn origin...
Northwest Coast Mask of Tsonokwa by Andrew Coon...
Andrew Coon
20th Century Canadian Tribal 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'w...
Tribal Carrying Basket with Wooden Feet Nagalan...
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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...
Large African or Dogon Carved Tintam Figure
20th Century Malian Tribal Sculptures and Carvings
Steel, Wood
Wonderfully carved, heavy and substantial. This monumental Tintam figure with raised arms and hands (widely interpreted as a gesture of prayer and an appeal to the Heavens for rain) ...
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...
Beni Mguild Moroccan Berber Carpet
Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs
Wool
Beni Mguild Moroccan Berber carpet or rug. A lovely old Moroccan Berber carpet or rug from the Middle Atlas Mountains, attributed to the Beni Mguild, featuring one of the well-known ...
Mid-20th Century Wool Baknough ‘Woman's head co...
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Vintage 1950s Libyan Tribal Tribal Art
Wool, Cotton
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century Wool Baknough (Woman's head covering) Berber People, Libya This wool baknough is most likely from Libya, although similar pieces have bee...
20th Century Kantha Quilt, India
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Late 20th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art
Cotton
Offered by Zena Kruzick 20th century Kantha Quilt, India This graphic vintage quilt is in great shape and has a very modern and appealing colorway.     
20th Century Painted Barkcloth, Mbuti People, D...
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Late 20th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art
Cotton, Natural Fiber
Offered by Zena Kruzick 20th century painted Barkcloth, Mbuti people, D.R. Congo This graphic barkcloth is from the Mbuti people of the Ituri forest of northeastern Democratic Re...
Tribal Style Clay Bust Sculpture, 20th Century
Mid-20th Century Unknown Tribal Busts
Unusual tribal style/African style artist clay bust from the 20th century. This unique colorful artist sculpture depicts a tribal figure.
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...
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