Occasionally we chance upon a truefel gem of art. We are incredibly excited to present you a unique mid 20th century African art collection of sculptures, statues, utensils, pieces of jewelry, stools, and masks.
These original, antique items deserve an eye-catching spot in a room or on a wall. African tribal art proves once again that any everyday object can become an artistic medium: each work of art is a striking decorative object.
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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In Africa stools are among the most widespread artworks. Their extraordinary variety of forms attest to the existence of plurality of styles and aesthetic conceptions. The manner one sits reveals relations of power and domination, just like a cultural system is founded on a very hierarchical stratification of the society.
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.
All African art pieces are handmade of original materials such as wood, shells, cowries, beaads and brass. They are often finely carved with human figures or patterns of geometric grooves. In our online catalogue, login below, 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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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.
Browse through our online catalogue to explore the variety of our African art. Be aware that we have no stock the old or antique items shown in the pictures is the exact item you will receive
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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.