• Zigua ITEM #: 55023 ETHNICITY: Zigua ORIGIN: Tanzania ZIGUA INITIATION FIGURE: Capture the spirit of the Zigua people in an exclusive and timeless piece that invites you to explore the rich tapestry of African artistry.
  • 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.
  • 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 #: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ITEM #: 35003 ETHNICITY: Winiama ORIGIN: Burkina Faso WINIAMA MASK: This exquisite Winiama Mask is not just a mask, but a gateway to a rich cultural history, steeped in tradition and ceremonial honor.
  • Urhobo ITEM #: 2397 ETHNICITY: Urhobo ORIGIN: Nigeria URHOBO HEADDRESS: A superb Urhobo Headdress, dramatic appeal in great condition, ready for your Urhobo Art Collection.
  • Urhobo ITEM #: 4011 ETHNICITY: Urhobo ORIGIN: Nigeria URHOBO HEADDRESS: A superb Urhobo Beaked Mask, dramatic appeal with its signs of age and use, from teh estate collection of anthropologist Jean Pierre Hallet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lega ITEM #: 55032 ETHNICITY: Lega ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo LEGA SAKIMATWEMATWE FIGURE: This multiheaded figure known as Sakimatwematwe (Many-Heads), a striking part of the Jean-Pierre Hallet collection.
  • Dan ITEM #: 5609 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.
  • 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.
  • ITEM #: 4510 ETHNICITY: Dogon ORIGIN: Mali SEATED DOGON FEMALE FIGURE: A key figure is the seated Dogon female figure, representing the Primordial Couple, source of authority in their society supported by eight nommos.
     
  • Yaka ITEM #: 55026 ETHNICITY: Yaka ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo YAKA NDEEMA MASK:

    Wonderful old Yaka Ndeema Mask from the Jean-Pierre Hallet Estate Collection.  Masks of this genre were used in the initiation rites of the young boys coming of age.

  • Songye ITEM #: 4095 ETHNICITY: Songye ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo SONGYE KIFWEBE MASK: Embrace the Songye Kifwebe female mask as a centerpiece for the culturally avid collector, or let it stand as a symbol of authority and the transformative power of tradition in your space.
  • 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.
  • Fang ITEM #: 40098 ETHNICITY: Fang ORIGIN: Gabon OKAK STYLE FANG RELIQUARY: This exemplary Fang Reliquary Figure, rooted in the southern soils of Mbini or the Valley of Utamb oni, manifests the masterful craftsmanship of The Okak, also known as Fang Fang.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hemba ITEM #: 55028 ETHNICITY: Hemba ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo HEMBA MWISI GWA SO'O MASK: This mask is a masterclass in symbolism, its striking features depicting the dual essence of the chimpanzee-human spirit.
  • Grebo Mask

    $329.00
    Grebo ITEM #: 55025 ETHNICITY: Grebo ORIGIN: Liberia BASSA MASK: Once upon a time, these Grebo Masks played a pivotal role in warfare, acting as emblems of power and courage. Grebo leaders would don these masks to project strength and instill dread in the hearts of adversaries.
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dogon ITEM #: 55029 ETHNICITY: Baule ORIGIN: Cote D'Ivoire BAULE KPWAN MASK: Echoing the face of many Baule statuettes, the Baule Kpwan mask is often embellished with jewels and hair styled in a traditional pageboy coiffure.
  • Bassa Mask

    $329.00
    Bassa ITEM #: 55030 ETHNICITY: Bassa ORIGIN: Liberia BASSA MASK: The Geh-naw makes its presence felt in moments of profound community significance—ushering young boys back into the fold after their pivotal initiation into the Poro society, marking festive holidays, and paying tribute to esteemed guests.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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