• Lega ITEM #: 40081 ETHNICITY: Lega ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo LEGA LUKWAKONGO MASK: This Lega Lukwakongo mask is part of the one of the five Bwami initiation objects subtypes, (divided up into five sub-types according to material, size, and form) the others are: kayamba, idiom, muminia and lukungu.
  • Tikar ITEM #: 3546 ETHNICITY: TIkar ORIGIN: Cameroon TIKAR STOOL: Within the Tikar community, the stool is more than just a piece of furniture. It's a symbol of power and authority, an emblem of leadership. To the untrained eye, a Tikar stool might seem like a simple seat, but each groove, pattern, and curve carry a weight of significance.
  • Dogon ITEM #: 2408 ETHNICITY: Dogon ORIGIN: Mali DOGON NOMMO FIGURE: At the heart of Dogon mythology lies the enigmatic figure of the Nommo—mystical beings who were both male and female, embodying the essence of the universe..
  • Ogoni ITEM #: 3591 ETHNICITY: Ogoni ORIGIN: Eastern Niger Delta OGONI ELU MASK: The Ogoni Eli mask was used to narrate tales of lore with its iconic hinged jaw that rattles with motion.
  • Bambara ITEM #: 4021 ETHNICITY: Bamana ORIGIN: Mali BAMANA KORE MASK: Authentic Bamana Kore Mask—an emblem of enlightenment and tradition. Heralding from the highest societies of Bamana initiation, this mask symbolizes the mystic union with divine power enveloped in a cycle of reincarnation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bamileke ITEM #: 55055 ETHNICITY: Bamileke ORIGIN: Cameroon Grasslands BAMILEKE KUOSI SOCIETY ELEPHANT MASK: the Bamileke Elephant Mask, a venerable artifact that embodies the pinnacle of social rank and power from the Cameroon grasslands.
  • Lega ITEM #: 5560 ETHNICITY: Lega ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo LEGA IDIMU MASK: A fine old Lega Idimu mask from teh Jean-Pierre Hallet Estate Collection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yoruba ITEM #: 55037 ETHNICITY: Yoruba ORIGIN: Nigeria YORUBA SHANGO DANCE WAND: A Yoruba Shango wand like this was carried by devotees at the annual festival of Shango and on other ritual occasions. On this fine, the subject is carved as a suppliant female devotee of Shango, the Yoruba thunder deity.
  • Dan ITEM #: 55047 ETHNICITY: Dan ORIGIN: Liberia DAN PRESTIGE SPOON: This Dan spoon is not merely a tool but a visual representation of honor and respect towards the woman’s culinary and organizational talents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bambara ITEM #: 55035 ETHNICITY: Bamana ORIGIN: Mali BAMANA JONYELENI FIGURE: The Beledougou Chi Wara, (Bamako and parts of northwestern Mali), is a "horizontal" headdress used in agricultural ceremonies.

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