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Unique African Art

Unique African Art
Posted on 1-2-2022 by MEREL@VERSMISSEN.NL
African Art
African Art

Detailed information

All African art pieces are handmade of original materials such as wood, shells, caulis, beads, and brass. They are often finely carved with human figures or patterns of geometric grooves. In our online catalogue you will find extended and detailed descriptions about each item. Just click on 'remarks' to read what we know about the history and origin.

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Native African tribes

The countries of origin of the African art collection are, amongst others, Mali, Tanzania, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Benin, and Ivory Coast. The unique pieces were used by native African tribes such as the Mangbetu, Kasena, Bulu, Boa, Hemba, Luba, Chokwe, Lengola, Baule, Bamileke, Kifwebe, Ekoi and the Kuba Kingdom, which of comprised of numerous smaller ethnic groups.

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Treasured women

In many cultures throughout Africa the representation of women is omnipresent in their art. This is due to the fact that they are procreators, through the woman the ancestor reveals himself anew in the child. Which is also considered the reason why most male figures have augmented abdomens as if they are pregnant. The women would represent fertility, glorify the king or hold the power of an ancestor.


Rituals

Many of the African art collection items played an important role in daily life, rituals, and ceremonies.

We have calabashes that were used as containers for medicines, boxes for preserving precious objects, unique masks with symbolic and ritual meaning for special occassions and male and female statues linked to ancestors, power figures, reliquary, or fertility rites.



African Art

African Art

Unique pieces

Browse through our online catalogue to explore the variety of our African art. The old or antique item shown in the pictures is the exact item you will receive. Login to see the entire African art collection and to place your order.
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