• Yoruba ITEM #: 2534 ETHNICITY: Yoruba ORIGIN: Nigeria YORUBA IBEJI FIGURE Ibeji are carved to represent a deceased child and must be cared for by the mother to appease the soul of that child.
  • Yoruba ITEM #: 2510 ETHNICITY: Yoruba ORIGIN: Nigeria YORUBA IBEJI FIGURE Ibeji are carved to represent a deceased child and must be cared for by the mother to appease the soul of that child.
  • Tuareg ITEM #: 55063 ETHNICITY: Tuareg ORIGIN: West Africa COPPER BRACELET - WEST AFRICA: For the Tuareg, jewelry serves multiple functions while remaining aesthetically pleasing. It acts as a form of artistic expression, carries religious and historical significance, and symbolizes wealth.
  • Bena Lulua Lulua ITEM #: 3567 ETHNICITY: Lulua ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of COngo LULUA FERTILITY FIGURE: The intricate markings that grace the Lulua Maternity Figure are not merely decorative; they unveil a story woven into every curve and line.
  • Various ITEM #: 40082 ETHNICITY: Various ORIGIN: West Africa BAMILEKE KUOSI SOCIETY ELEPHANT MASK: These bracelets weren't just accessories; they were treasured forms of currency, precious dowry offerings, and symbols of power and prestige.
  • Ewe ITEM #: 3541 ETHNICITY: Ewe ORIGIN: Ghana EWE VENAVI FIGURE: These Venavi dolls, treasured by the women who once owned them, were often kept hidden under mattresses, wrapping fertility's potent hope in quiet slumber..
  • Toma ITEM #: 40099 ETHNICITY: Toma ORIGIN: Guinea TOMA FETILITY FIGURE: The alluring Toma Fertility Figure, revered for its mystical ties to creation and life, this hand-carved wonder was once the sacred centerpiece of fertility rites.
  • Yoruba ITEM #: 20095 ETHNICITY: Yoruba ORIGIN: Nigeria YORUBA IBEJI FIGURE Ibeji are carved to represent a deceased child and must be cared for by the mother to appease the soul of that child.
  • Yoruba ITEM #: 2477 ETHNICITY: Yoruba ORIGIN: Nigeria YORUBA IBEJI FIGURE Ibeji are carved to represent a deceased child and must be cared for by the mother to appease the soul of that child.
  • Mumuye ITEM #: 2801 ETHNICITY: Mumuye ORIGIN: Nigeria MUMUYE LAGALAGANA RATTLE: This Makonde harp, or 5-string zither, comes from Tanzania.
  • ITEM #: 55034 ETHNICITY: Mambila ORIGIN: Nigeria, Cameroon SEATED DOGON FEMALE FIGURE: Mambila Tadep figures, more than just carved wood, they are homes for ancestral spirits. These spirits, the guardians of planting and harvest seasons, hold the key to the Mambila's abundant agricultural life.
  • Baule ITEM #: 55042 ETHNICITY: Baule ORIGIN: Cote D'Ivoire BAULE COLONIAL FIGURE: An early, hand-carved and hand-painted colonial, wooden colonial figure in a formal suit and a jaunty pose by the Baule people of Ivory Coast.
  • Baule ITEM #: 55043 ETHNICITY: Baule ORIGIN: Cote D'Ivoire BAULE COLONIAL FIGURE: An early, hand-carved and hand-painted colonial, wooden colonial figure in a formal suit and a jaunty pose by the Baule people of Ivory Coast.
  • Dan ITEM #: 40086 ETHNICITY: Dan ORIGIN: Liberia DAN LU ME FIGURE: Discover the captivating world of the Dan lü me, the unique wooden portraits of the Dan people.
  • Bena Lulua Lulua ITEM #: 5553 ETHNICITY: Lulua ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of COngo LULUA FERTILITY FIGURE: The intricate markings that grace the Lulua Maternity Figure are not merely decorative; they unveil a story woven into every curve and line.
  • Nyamwezi ITEM #: 55046 ETHNICITY: Nyamwezi ORIGIN: Tanzania NYAMWEZI ZITHER: This Nyamwezi zither, or 5-string harp, comes from the largest ethnic groups in north-central Tanzania.
  • Yoruba ITEM #: 55057 ETHNICITY: Yoruba ORIGIN: Nigeria YORUBA BEADED SASH: This beaded sash represents the profound spiritual garments worn by Ifa priestesses during sacred ceremonies.
  • Luba ITEM #: 55024 ETHNICITY: Luba ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo LUBA KIFWEBE MASK: The very existence of the Luba Kifwebe Mask is a testament to the thriving Luba Kingdom, an empire known for its intricate governance, trade eminence, and spiritual prowess dating back to the 1500s.
  • Bambara ITEM #: 55040 ETHNICITY: Bamana ORIGIN: Mali SEGOU-KOUTIALA REGION BAMANA CHIWARA: This sculpture, steeped in the Chi Wara masquerades’ legacy and still celebrated today in Bamana rural traditions, boasts a lineage from the ‘Master of Antelopes’.
  • Bambara ITEM #: 4507 ETHNICITY: Bamana, Beledougou Region ORIGIN: Mali BELEDOUGOU REGION BAMANA CHIWARA: The Beledougou Chi Wara, (Bamako and parts of northwestern Mali), is a "horizontal" headdress used in agricultural ceremonies.

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