All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1263986 (stock #4297)
A glass bead decorated gourd from the Maasai people in Kenya. This type of gourd is used traditionally for the mixture of milk and blood that is a staple of the Maasai diet. Early 20th century.

Approximately 24 cm long. In fine condition. Noted are half a dozen insect holes in the lid, these are old and mostly filled in...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1261890 (stock #1-0866)
Face mask of oval shape, with typical cubistic features. Wood, dark-brown patina, remnants of kaolin around the eyes. Africa, R.D. Congo (ex. Zaire), Lwalwa Peoples. Height: 11 5/8" (29,7 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old accident locally restored on top of coiffe, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1970 item #1257860
African Congo Carved Ivory Standing Hunter Figure. Signed. Marked Comish. 1968-1970. Kinshasa Congo. Wood base. Dimensions: H: 15 inches: W: 4.25 inches: D: 3 inches. Condition Reports; Age hairlines, spear missing in hunter's hand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1256027
Antique African Tribal wooden mortar in the form of a head. The mortar measures 8.5cm high. The mortar has genuine wear to the inside consistent with use. The surface has a good dark age patina and the base has age related wear, see photographs. The photographs show the mortar from all sides. The condition is excellent with no damage or repairs, this I guarantee, see my returns policy. I am happy to ship worldwide. Please email if you have any questions. (2.5 cm = 1 inch).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1256025
African Tribal wooden passport mask. The mask measures 13cm high. The nicely carved mask has black stained hair. The surface has a good age patina, see photographs. The photographs show the mask from all sides. The condition is excellent with no damage or repairs, this I guarantee, see my returns policy. I am happy to ship worldwide. Please email if you have any questions. (2.5 cm = 1 inch).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1255694
A dark hardwood carving signed G. Simeon. The eyes are notched with a small nails, the mouth is etched and there is light wear. 7-1/2" x 12"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1253884 (stock #TA-5-mk)
While catalogued as Tussi in the collection from which it was acquired, shields of this general type could at one time be seen in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Northwest Tanzania and even Eastern Zaire. This style, in various forms, was used not only by the Tussi but also by the Kiga, Hutu, Fuliro and even by some Lega. In oval form with woven cane packed with mud, kaolin and ochre pigment coloring that is banded around a white center with a wood protrusion...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1252603 (stock #MPC-TKC)
Vintage kuba: two-tone banded in wave and diamond shapes, three-color pile, Congo, West Africa, very good condition, 15"H x 19.5"W. A trend-setting art form, magnificent Kuba cloth, hand-woven palm fibers, cut pile embroidery outlined in stitched embroidery, and appliqué—the technique produces what is known as “velvet,”—is the best-known example of the ancient African tradition of raffia cloth weaving. African Kuba cloth is just starting to become popular in the United States...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1252599 (stock #MPC-KTC)
Vintage kuba: six rectangles in wave and diamond shapes, three-color pile, Congo, West Africa, very good condition, 15.5"H x 19"W. A trend-setting art form, magnificent Kuba cloth, hand-woven palm fibers, cut pile embroidery outlined in stitched embroidery, and appliqué—the technique produces what is known as “velvet,”—is the best-known example of the ancient African tradition of raffia cloth weaving. African Kuba cloth is just starting to become popular in the United States...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1250067 (stock #H31932a)
michael cichon tribal arts
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This double-figure form, representing a man and woman standing back-to-back, was believed to have protective powers, bring fertility, communicate with deceased ancestors, and to copulate and conceive rather monstrous beings. There is a receptacle at the top of the figure for fetish materials placed there to 'feed' the figure and keep it active. The features on this example are quite naturalistic and developed for the type...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1249886 (stock #fertilitydol)
Ashanti are a nation and Akan people who live predominantly in, and native to Ashanti, Asanteman, and in Ghana and Ivory Coast. They speak the Akan language and the Asante dialect, and are of Akan origin. Prior to European colonization, the Ashanti people developed a large and influential empire in West Africa. The Ashanti later developed the powerful Ashanti Confederacy or Asanteman and became the dominant presence in the region. The Asantehene is the political and spiritual head of the Asantes...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1249814 (stock #L370731)
michael cichon tribal arts
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This small but well-conceived torso sculpture is from a Lubaized people, either Songye or a lesser known group of the northeastern Upper River Region. Its simple features and quietly brooding presence are typical of protective figures found in this transitional zone of the D.R.Congo. Very fine, shiny, medium brown, aged patina with remains of the fiber attachment. Some kaolin type material inside the 'feeding' hole atop the head...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1248498 (stock #E58-3-83)
Several different peoples in Eastern Africa partake in the communal bread meal. The Gurage people make large wooden pedestal footed trays for the tradition. This fine, old example shows much use and a beautifully carved underside, which like South African meat trays, is what is exposed to the viewer when the tray is hung up, out of use. The tray measures 22.75"D x 5.50"H. It is in fine condition overall, with a single, hairline crack running across one side...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1970 item #1248278 (stock #2014/7)
This is an original Senufo mask from The Ivory Coast of Africa. It is hand carved from wood, it depicts a “Beautiful Lady” with a bird like figure on her head. The tail is damaged. It has carved out eyes to see through for use in a dance ritual. It has an adhesive label stuck inside the mask, that reads “Senoufou Tribe Kohrogo, Cote'D' Ivoire” It measures 13 x 7 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1930 item #1247008
a nice lobi figure from the beginng of 20th century collected in the sixties by Beno haffner ,first ambassador sent by the common market for african durable development,wood, encrusted greyish brown patina, rising from bulky legs, supporting a stocky body with bulging abdomen, a strong neck supporting a big head with cap-like headgear, eroded legs ,42,5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1246701 (stock #TA-004-tgs)
While the construction and decorative design suggests that this unusual shield may be from the southern Sudan, Somalia or even Ethiopia the shape and handle do not. The sturdy, cured hide, rolled rim and geometric designs are all reminiscent of the region yet the long, contoured oval is a shape we shave not previously encountered. The surface is very worn from use and age, obscuring much of the traditional design on the face and is dark from rubbing with oil or fat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1245391 (stock #240)
We all know of the monkey figurines and rarely you see, speak or hear of human like examples as the set I have on offer. These three are individualy handcarved and stained, from what I believe is bone. (But they could also be from a boar's tooth or perhaps goat antler, it's a natural material and definitedly not a resin)Possible origin: Africa's "Ivory" West coast. Appr. h. 3"1 or 8 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1980 item #1244745 (stock #Af135)
Made using hid with shell decoration this girls pubic protector would have been worn by a young girl of the African pygmy Kalahari Bushman tribe...an interesting ethnographic artifact and can easily be framed for display