Ethnic Objects

Massive Torque Necklace – TEKE Tribe – DR Congo

Massive Torque Necklace – TEKE Tribe – DR Congo

Brass. Early to mid 20th century. Cm. 25,7 high x 22,8 width (10.11 x 8.97 Inches); grams 2.368,0 (83.52 oz.). The Teke people are a Bantu Central African ethnic group. The name of the tribe shows what the occupation of the tribe was: trading. The word teke means ‘to buy’. The economy of the Teke […]

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Camel knee’s leather, henna. Cm. 7,4 high x cm. 10,5 width (2.91″ x 4.13″). A Tuareg box known as “dagabat” from the region around Agadez in Niger. Tuareg women stretch wet vellum over clay forms to make the dagabat and trim the excess leather before tying them up and sitting them out to dry.  Once dry cotton string dipped […]

4 African Currency – Child Size – West Africa

4 African Currency – Child Size – West Africa

Early to mid 20th century. n. 1 – Tuareg. Bronze, grams 110,8. Outer diameter cm. 7,0; inner diameter cm. 5,2. n. 2 – Tuareg. Brass, grams 141,7. Outer diameter cm. 7,0; inner diameter cm. 5,0. n. 3 – Ashanti. Bronze, grams 111,4. Outer diameter cm. 6,5; inner diameter cm. 4,5. n. 4 – Fulani-Peul. Bronze, grams 111,4. Outer diameter […]

Guro Mask – Zaouli Dance – Côte d’Ivoire

Guro Mask – Zaouli Dance – Côte d’Ivoire

Mid 20th century. Heavy hardwood cm. 49,5 high x cm. 19,0 width (19.48″ x 7.48″). gr. 1.208,0 (38.83 oz.). Zaouli is a traditional dance of the Guro people of central Ivory Coast. The Zaouli mask, used in the dance, was created in the 1950s, reportedly inspired by a girl named “Djela Lou Zaouli” (meaning “Zaouli, daughter of […]

Berber Bag – ZAABOULA – Rif Mountain, North Morocco

Berber Bag – ZAABOULA – Rif Mountain, North Morocco

20th century. Leather. Cm. 28,0 high x cm. 32,0 width (11.02” x 12.59″). With fringes the bag is approx. cm. 60,0 long (23.62″). Perfect conditions. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River.The name Berber appeared for the first […]

Kirdi Iron Cache Sexe – Cameroon

Kirdi Iron Cache Sexe – Cameroon

Iron, iron beads. Without the cotton rope, the belt is cm. 46,0 in lenght (18.11″). The cache sexe is cm. 15,8 high x cm. 30,7 width (6.22″ x 12.08); weight: grams 488,0 (17.21 oz.). On the occasion of the dances for the harvest, these unusual objects were tied in most exemplary hanging from a belt worn by […]

Baule Figure – Ivory Coast

Baule Figure – Ivory Coast

Mid 20th century. Wood, cm 47,0 high (18.50” ). Grams 764,0 (20.94 oz.). Perfect conditions. The Baule are noted for their fine sculpture, particularly for their ritual statuettes representing ghosts or spirits; these, as well as carved ceremonial masks, were originally associated with the ancestor cult. Sold

Baule Ceremonial Mask – Ivory Coast

Baule Ceremonial Mask – Ivory Coast

Mid 20th century. Paint wood cm. 38,0 high x cm. 17,5 width (14.96″ x 6.88″). The paint is made with sap from a local tree. The Baule are noted for their fine wooden sculpture, particularly for their ritual statuettes representing ghosts or spirits; these, as well as carved ceremonial masks, were originally associated with the ancestor cult. Sold

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