Title: CHOKWE MASK (AFMS019)
Description: Chokwe (Bajokwe, Tshokwe) Mwana Pwo mask. Pwo is Bantu for woman and the Pwo mask depicts the ideal woman. Angola. W6" D8" H10"
Country: Africa
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Title: YOHURE MASK (AFMS068)
Description: Yohure (Snan, Yaure) Lo mask. The lo mask is a representation of the Yu spirit which is worn at funerals and directs the deceased soul to the world of the dead. Ivory Coast. W5" D4" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: MAU MASK (AFMS022)
Description: Mau Koma ba mask. Female mask used in the Koma rite of the Mau. It attracts evil forces which are then destroyed by its male counterpart koma su. Composed of wood, raffia and cloth. Ivory Coast. W6" D6" H24"
Country: Africa
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Title: DAN GREBO WEE FACE MASK (AFMS034)
Description: This mask could be Dan, Grebo or Wee - all which are closely related. The mask's purposes are to exact social control, proclaim peace or declare war. Wood with hinged jaw, metal ring at top of head and metal bell attached at hinged jaw. Ivory Coast and Liberia. W7" D5" H13"
Country: Africa
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Title: GREBO MASK (AFMS032)
Description: Grebo War mask. Known as a judge mask and is used to maintain social order. Liberia. W6" D5" H18"
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Title: YORUBA BEADED ART (AFFA035)
Description: Yoruba (Yorba, Yorouba) beaded sculpture. Nigeria. W8" D8" H21"
Country: Africa
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Title: TRIBAL CHAIR (AFFR017)
Description: Chief's chair. Leather, wood and metal studs. W18" D18" H37"
Country: Africa
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA013-2)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W13" H3"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA014-1)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W14" H3"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU DOLL (AFFA036)
Description: Zulu doll in traditional attire wearing the isicolo (large red hat) which signifies her status within the community. South Africa. W6" D4" H20"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU DOLL (AFFA037)
Description: Zulu doll in traditional attire wearing the isicolo (large red hat) which signifies her status within the community. South Africa. W4.5" D2.5" H14"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAULE MASK (AFMS012)
Description: The elaborate hairstyle of this mask is representative of a mature Baule woman. It would have been danced at masquerades with the masquerader concealed by raffia. The performance of the masquerade is to remind everyone of the social order. Ivory Coast. W8" D8" H16"
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Title: NDEBELE DOLL (AFFA010)
Description: Ndebele maiden doll. The apron indicates that the young female has completed the puberty rites and the beaded hoops around the waist signify she is now eligible for engagement. Beads, cloth, leather and wire. South Africa. W4" D3.5" H16"
Country: Africa
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Title: SENUFO DOOR LOCK (AFAF006-1)
Description: Senufo ( Senoufo, Sienna) door lock with metal on the crossbolt, no pins. Mali and Burkina Faso. W13" D2" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: DOGON DOOR LOCK (AFAF006-6)
Description: Dogon (Dogo, Habe, Kaddo) door lock, 2 pins. Mali and Burkina Faso. W12" D2" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: DOGON DOOR LOCK (AFAF006-5)
Description: Dogon (Dogo, Habe, Kaddo) door lock, metal and 3 pins. Mali and Burkina Faso. W14" D2" H14.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: MBOLE CURRENCY (AFAF009)
Description: Mbole (Bambole) brass anklet, used as currency in areas of the equitorial forest. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W10.5" D5.5" H10.5"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: LOZI POTTERY (AFFA002)
Description: Lozi clay pitcher in the shape of an aardvark. Zambia. W8" D10" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA013-4)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W13" H3"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA012-7)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W12" H3"
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA011-2)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W11" H2"
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA012-6)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W12" H3"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: NALA POTTERY (AFFA003-1)
Description: Clay pot by Bongi Nala of the renown Nala family of South Africa. W10" H10"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA011-3)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W11" H3"
Country: Africa
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Title: TELEPHONE WIRE PLATE (AFFA012-3)
Description: Zulu telephone wire plate from South Africa. W12" H3"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: BAMILEKE HELMET MASK (AFMS004)
Description: Bamileke (Mbalekeo, Mileke) helmet mask from Cameroon. Materials include: Animal horn, cowrie shells, animal fur and cloth. W12" D8" H32"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAMANA MASK (AFMS003)
Description: Bamana (Bambara, Banmana) N'Tomo mask. Mali. W8" D9" H28"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: BAULE MASK (AFMS007)
Description: The bo nun amuin masks serve to protect the village from war and are not to be seen by women during their festivals. They are danced during funerals of former dancers, senior men and visiting dignitaries. Ivory Coast. W8" D6" H20".
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: DOGON DOOR LOCK (AFAF006-3)
Description: Dogon (Dogo, Habe, Kaddo) door lock. Mali and Burkina Faso. W13" D1.5" H14"
Country: Africa
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Title: DOGON DOOR LOCK (AFAF006-2)
Description: Dogon (Dogo, Habe, Kaddo) door lock, metal and pin. Mali and Burkina Faso. W15.25" D2" H16.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: LUBA AXE (AFAF008)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Uruwa) ceremonial axe. Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Country: Africa
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Title: BAULE MASK (AFMS011)
Description: The elaborate hairstyle of this mask is representative of a mature Baule woman. It would have been danced at masquerades with the masquerader concealed by raffia. The performance of the masquerade is to remind everyone of the social order. Ivory Coast. W7" D7" H13"
Country: Africa
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Title: IDOMA CURRENCY (AFAF007)
Description: Idoma currency (Akika). Nigeria. LEFT: W11" H36" CENTER: W11" H31" RIGHT: W9" H29"
Country: Africa
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Title: GOURD PIPE (AFAF004)
Description: Calabash pipe. Gourd with copper and clay. South Africa.
Country: Africa
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Title: DOGON DOOR LOCK (AFAF006-4)
Description: Dogon (Dogo, Habe, Kaddo) door lock, metal and 1 pin. Mali and Burkina Faso. W13" D2" H13"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAGA A-TSHOL (AFMS001)
Description: Baga (Bagga) a-Tshol shrine sculpture representing the bird (anok, elek or atyol). Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. W10" D32" H25"
Country: Africa
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Title: BENA LULUA MASK (AFMS017)
Description: Bena Lulua (Bena Moyo, Shilange) initiation mask. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W8" D4" H14"
Country: Africa
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Title: DAN KAOGLE MASK (AFMS021)
Description: Dan (Dan-Gioh, Yakuba) Kaogle mask, noted by their triangular cheekbones and eyes. Ivory Coast. W7" D6" H13"
Country: Africa
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Title: TABWA STOOL (AFFR014)
Description: Tabwa (Batabwa, Taabwa) stool carved with a kneeling woman for support. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W11.75" D11.75" H19.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: ASANTE STOOL (AFFR002)
Description: Asante (Achanti, Ashanti) stool. Carved from a single block of wood. Ghana. W18" D8" H11.5"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: BAULE MASK (AFMS010)
Description: The elaborate hairstyle of this mask is representative of a mature Baule woman. It would have been danced at masquerades with the masquerader concealed by raffia. The performance of the masquerade is to remind everyone of the social order. Ivory Coast.
Country: Africa
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Title: SENUFO STOOL (AFFR012)
Description: Senufo (Senoufo, Sienna) stool with carved design of birds and wine cups. Ivory Coast. W8" D16" H9"
Country: Africa
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Title: IBO MASK (AFMS038)
Description: Ibo (Igbo) maiden spirit (mmwo)mask. This mask was danced by young men as a homage to the power of feminine beauty. Nigeria. W18" D14" H22"
Country: Africa
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Title: IBO MASK (AFMS039)
Description: Ibo (Igbo) mask danced at ceremonies which involve religious rites for water divinities or spirits called okoroshi. Nigeria. W11" D7" H15"
Country: Africa
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Title: NYAMWESI CHAIR (AFFR010)
Description: Nyamwesi throne, designed with a circular seat and supported by three legs. Tanzania. W12" D12" H48"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: BENA LULUA MASK (AFMS016)
Description: Bena Lulua (Bena Moyo, Shilange) initiation mask. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W13" D8" H17.5"
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Title: BETE MASK (AFMS018)
Description: Bete face mask. This type of mask was danced during judicial proceedings, funerals or for entertainment. Ivory Coast. W6" D5" H16"
Country: Africa
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Title: OGONI MASK (AFMS055)
Description: Ogoni face mask. Wild animal masks of the Ogoni are danced on the occasion of agrarian rituals. Nigeria. W10" D8" H15"
Country: Africa
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Title: SENUFO MASK (AFMS058)
Description: Senufo (Senoufo, Sienna) Kpeliyee mask. Worn during Poro society ceremonies. Geometric shapes emphasize rhythm and the opposition between empty and full spaces.
Country: Africa
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Title: SENUFO MASK (AFMS057)
Description: Senufo (Senoufo, Sienna) Kpeliyee mask. Worn during Poro society ceremonies. Geometric shapes emphasize rhythm and the opposition between empty and full spaces.
Country: Africa
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Title: BAULE MASK (AFMS015)
Description: The elaborate hairstyle of this mask is representative of a mature Baule woman. It would have been danced at masquerades with the masquerader concealed by raffia. The performance of the masquerade is to remind everyone of the social order. Ivory Coast W8" D6" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAMUM (AFFR016)
Description: Bamum (Bamoum, Mum) beaded chair - glass beads, cowrie shells and cloth. Ghana. W27" D26" H34"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: TANZANIAN STOOL / TOOL (AFFR018)
Description: Small wooden folding stool with attached serrated steel tip. Tanzania. W21" D7" H7"
Country: Africa
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Title: YOHURE MASK (AFMS069)
Description: Yohure (Snan, Yaure) Lo mask. The lo mask is a representation of the Yu spirit which is worn at funerals and directs the deceased soul to the world of the dead. Ivory Coast. W7" D4" H10"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAULE MASK (AFMS014)
Description: The elaborate hairstyle of this mask is representative of a mature Baule woman. It would have been danced at masquerades with the masquerader concealed by raffia. The performance of the masquerade is to remind everyone of the social order. Ivory Coast. W8" D5" H16"
Country: Africa
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Title: GURO (AFMS036)
Description: Guro (Gouro, Lorube) Gye mask. C
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Title: LELE HELMET MASK (AFMS049)
Description: This mask would make its appearance at the annual founding celebration. Composed of glass beads, cowrie shells, wood and animal hair. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W11" D10" H14"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA HELMET MASK (AFMS042)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) mask. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W10.5" D10" H17"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: KUBA HELMET MASK (AFMS043)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) mask. Wood with raffia. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W9" D10" H10"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: KUBA MASK (AFMS046)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Mulwalwa mask. Represents a male Ngesh or nature spirit associated with the initiation of young men to manhood. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W8" D8" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA MASK (AFMS047)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Mulwalwa mask. Represents a male Ngesh or nature spirit associated with the initiation of young men to manhood. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W9" D12" H14"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA NGEENDE MASK (AFMS048)
Description: This masks appears in the village during initiation rites of men. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W7" D7" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: LUBA MASK (AFMS051)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Warua) plank mask. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W10.5" D6" H23"
Country: Africa
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Title: MOSSI KARAN WEMBA MASK (AFMS053)
Description: Mossi (Mole, Mosi) figural female mask representing Karan Wemba. Karan Wemba celebrates the role of women in Mossi society. These masks are danced at funerals and celebrations as well as promote the harvest. Burkina Faso. W10" D8" H38"
Country: Africa
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Title: SONGYE MASK (AFMS059)
Description: Songye (Basonge, Songhay) Healer's mask. Worn by healer's during tribal ceremonies. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W24" D16" H36"
Country: Africa
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Title: SONGYE MASK (AFMS060)
Description: Songye (Basonge, Songhay) Healer's mask. Worn by healer's during tribal ceremonies. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W28" D12" H48"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: TOMA MASK (AFMS065)
Description: Toma (Loma, Lorma) Landai mask. Large plank mask representing the forest spirit, Landai. Liberia. W18" D4" H58"
Country: Africa
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Title: DAN GREBO WEE FACE MASK (AFMS066)
Description: This mask could be Dan, Grebo or Wee - all which are closely related. The mask's purposes are to exact social control, proclaim peace or declare war. Ivory Coast and Liberia. W14" D8" H16"
Country: Africa
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Title: WE DHI GLA MASK (AFMS067)
Description: We (Gere, Wee) mask that belongs to a group of masks known as dhi gla, dancers. Constructed of painted wood with metal teeth with movable jaw. Ivory Coast.
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: YORUBA HELMET CREST (AFMS070)
Description: Yoruba (Yorba, Yorouba) Epa helmet crest. The Epa association honors deities and heroes at masked festivals. Nigeria. W42" D42" H42"
Country: Africa
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Title: TRUNK (AFFR019)
Description: Carved African trunk. Nigeria. W31" D16" H21"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: ASANTE FIGURE (AFST002)
Description: Asante (Achanti, Ashanti) sitting male figure. Carved wooden male figure representing the village male. Ghana. W10" D12" H20"
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Title: ASANTE FIGURE (AFST003)
Description: Asante (Achanti, Ashanti) standing female figure. This carving represents a female ancestor figure and is used as an intermediary between God and her descendants. Ghana. W4" D4" H22"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA ART (AFTX041)
Description: Kuba (Bakuba, Bushongo) family tree. Sections of Kuba cloth sewn together to reflect family tree. Sections are highlighted with cowrie shells. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W18" D1" H30"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAULE MATERNITY FIGURE (AFST008)
Description: Baule (Baoule, Bawule) Waka Sran figure (a person of wood). For the diviner the 'mother' is a house for the spirit of the bush. Bush spirits create and give life. Ivory Coast. W4" D5" H13"
Country: Africa
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Title: CHOKWE STAFF (AFST012)
Description: Chokwe (Bajokwe, Tshokwe) piggyback staff. This staff represents a male dignitary being carried on the shoulders of another person. The act of being carried on another's shoulders is usually part of some rite of passage. Angola. W2.75" D2.25" H14"
Country: Africa
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Title: DAN FEMALE FIGURE (AFST021)
Description: Dan (Dan-Gioh, Yakuba) Lu Me figure. The Dan Lu Me figure is carved at the request of a man to reflect the beauty of his wife. Liberia. W8" D6" H20"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA MASK (AFMS041)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Bwoom mask. This mask represents Bwoom the son of the great God Woot of the Kuba dynasty. Bwoom symbolically speaks for the common man. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W9" D12" H13"
Country: Africa
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Title: FANG MASK (AFMS028)
Description: Fang (Fan, Pangwe) Nlo Ngon Ntan mask, which means "head of the white girl." Equitorial Guinea. W8" D6" H16"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: HEMBA FIGURE (AFST016)
Description: Hemba (Bahemba) ancestor figure, 'singiti'. The worship of the 'singiti' validates the power of the chief and insures the legacy of the ancetor. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W8" D7" H35"
Country: Africa
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Title: HEMBA FIGURE (AFST017)
Description: Hemba (Bahemba) ancestor figure, 'singiti'. The worship of the 'singiti' validates the power of the chief and insures the legacy of the ancetor. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W2" D2" H8"
Country: Africa
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Title: KONGO MATERNITY FIGURE (AFST018)
Description: Kongo (Bakongo, Kakongo) maternity figure. Maternity figures were used to ward off danger to the mother and to protect the newborn. Effectiveness of the figure was dependent upon the dignity of the figure and its youthful appearance. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W8" D6" H28"
Country: Africa
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Title: LEGA FIGURE (AFST022)
Description: Lega (Balega, Warega) Bwami Society figure. Figures such as this are often part of an initiation ritual. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W4" D3.5" H35"
Country: Africa
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Title: LUBA (AFST023)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Warua) ceremonial comb. Women play a large role in the Luba village and their importance is reflected in the sculpture of the Luba society. The first woman spirit is thought to be the founder and guarantor of fertility of the clan. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W4" D2" H8"
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Title: LUBA (AFST024)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Warua) ceremonial comb. Women play a large role in the Luba village and their importance is reflected in the sculpture of the Luba society. The first woman spirit is thought to be the founder and guarantor of fertility of the clan. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W6" D1" H8"
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Title: LUBA MBOKO (AFST025)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Warua) Mboko (cupbearer). The Mboko is a ritual object owned by diviners to honor the role played by the first mythical diviner in founding the kingship. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W7" D9" H13"
Country: Africa
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Title: MAHONGWE FIGURE (AFST026)
Description: Mahongwe (Hongwe, Ossyeba) reliquary figure. Reliquary figures were mounted on baskets containing relics of ancestors to act as guardians. Gabon. W7" D3.5" H17"
Country: Africa
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Title: MENDE FEMALE FIGURE (AFST029)
Description: Mende (Mendi) standing female figure. Social elders will use these sculpted figures as a guardian or for curative purposes. Sierra Leone. W6" D7" H36"
Country: Africa
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Title: MUMUYE DIVINATION FIGURES (AFST031)
Description: Mumuye (Mumoye) Iagalagana figures. These figures were used for divination and trials. Cameroon. Left: W3" D2.5" H28" Right: W3" D2.5" H24"
Country: Africa
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Title: PENDE STAFF (AFST032)
Description: Pende (Bapende, Pinji) staff with chameleon. This staff represents a badge of office and power symbol. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W4" D5" H22"
Country: Africa
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Title: SENUFO RHYTHM POUNDER (AFST033)
Description: Senufo (Senoufo, Sienna) deble (rhythm pounder). The deble was used in Senufo rituals to promote fertility of the soil. Ivory Coast. W7" D6" H42"
Country: Africa
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Title: TEKE FETISH FIGURE (AFST037)
Description: These figures are intended to have magical substances, known as bonga, attached to them. The figures will have different names according to their purpose. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W4" D4" H10"
Country: Africa
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Title: YORUBA FIGURE (AFST038)
Description: Yoruba (Yorba, Yorouba) carved wood figure. Nigeria. W3" D3" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: UNKNOWN FIGURE (AFST039)
Description: Carved wood African figure. W4" D4" H10"
Country: Africa
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Title: TOMA MALE FIGURE (AFST040)
Description: Toma medicine figure. Liberia. W9" D10" H20"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZARAMO DOLL (AFST041)
Description: Zaramo Mwana Hiti doll. The Mwana Hiti is an iconic figure for a number of people in Tanzania. The doll is considered to be both male and female and is used by girls during their ritual seclusion before initiation. Tanzania. W10" D10" H24"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAMANA CHI WARA MASK (AFST043)
Description: These headdress masks were worn during the initiation ceremonies of the Chi Wara society. To ensure the fertility of the fields, the members would perform ritual dances. Mali. Left: W3" D12" H40" Right: W3" D10" H48"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA TEXTILE (AFTX001)
Description: Kuba (Bakuba, Bushongo) Shoowa textile. Cut-pile cloth made of raffia fibers. Initially used as currency and trade. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W20" H51"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA TEXTILE (AFTX002)
Description: Kuba (Bakuba, Bushongo) Shoowa textile. Cut-pile cloth made of raffia fibers. Initially used as currency and trade. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W20" H21"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: KUBA TEXTILE (AFTX005)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Ngeede raffia fiber long skirt. The Kuba once believed that they would not be recognized by their clan ancestors in the land of the dead unless they were correctly dressed in raffia textiles. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W20" H110"
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Title: KUBA TEXTILE (AFTX006)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Ngeede raffia fiber long skirt. The Kuba once believed that they would not be recognized by their clan ancestors in the land of the dead unless they were correctly dressed in raffia textiles. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W33" H136"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA TEXTILE (AFTX007)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Ngeede raffia fiber long skirt. The Kuba once believed that they would not be recognized by their clan ancestors in the land of the dead unless they were correctly dressed in raffia textiles. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W21" H173"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA TEXTILE (AFTX008)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Ngeede raffia fiber long skirt. The Kuba once believed that they would not be recognized by their clan ancestors in the land of the dead unless they were correctly dressed in raffia textiles. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W20" H190"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA TEXTILE (AFTX010)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Ngeede raffia fiber long skirt. The Kuba once believed that they would not be recognized by their clan ancestors in the land of the dead unless they were correctly dressed in raffia textiles. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W25.5" H168"
Country: Africa
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Title: NDEBELE APRON (AFTX016)
Description: Ndebele Mapotho(marriage apron). The side panels symbolize the marriage partners while the tassels symbolize the number of children the woman will bear. 1980s. South Africa. W15" H17.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: MFENGU/XHOSA (AFTX019)
Description: Mfengu/Xhosa imikhwelo (man's anklets). 1970s. Mooiplaats Area, Eastern Cape, South Africa. W7" D7"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: KONGO FLUTE (AFMU002)
Description: Kongo (Bakongo, Kakongo) carved wooden flute. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W3" D3" H33.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: SENUFO STAFF (AFST034)
Description: Senufo (Senoufo, Sienna) staff with female figure. The staff is awarded to the "champion cultivator" in hoeing contest of the Senufo people. Cote d'Ivoire and Mali. W4" D4" H54"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: ZULU (AFTX030)
Description: Zulu umtshebele (beaded belt). Worn by engaged man or woman from the Msinga area. Glass beads, fiber and silver studs. 1980s. South Africa. W27.5" H2"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: SHEMBE / ZULU HATBAND (AFTX031)
Description: Zulu umbhama (beaded hatband). Worn with an isicholo (headdress) by married women as a sign of their status. The center group of beads symbolizes eggs (fertility); i.e., children. 1960s. South Africa. W18.5" H2"
Country: Africa
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Title: MFENGU/XHOSA (AFTX017)
Description: Pair of Mfengu/Xhosa man's umxhwayo (beaded bandoliers). Courting belts are made by the bride to be for the groom during the courtship phase. This allows the her to show off her beadwork. 1950s. Mooiplaats area, South Africa. W68" H1.5"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: ZULU WRISTBAND / ANKLET (AFTX028)
Description: Zulu amadavathi (beaded anklets). Reproduction, 1990s. Msinga area, South Africa. Large: W10" H4" Small: W8.5" H2.75"
Country: Africa
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Title: BUSHMAN BOW AND ARROWS (AFAF003)
Description: Bushman leather bag and complete hunting gear. Leather bag detailed with 2 circles of black and white beads, wooden bow, quiver is fashioned from tree bark and bound with sinew. Five steel-tipped arrows, 3 gaffers and digging stick. South Africa.
Country: Africa
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Title: MFENGU / XHOSA (AFTX020)
Description: Mfengu/Xhosa framed isiyeye ingqosha (beaded collar). 1940s. Mooiplaats area, South Africa. W23" D2" H23"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: MFENGU / XHOSA FRAMED BEADED BELT (AFTX021)
Description: Mfengu/Xhosa isaziso sesinqe (young man's belt). 1960s. Greater East London area of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. W44" D2" H16"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU BEADED BELT (AFTX026)
Description: Zulu umutsha (woman's beaded belt). 1970s. Nongoma area, South Africa. W30.5" H4.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU BEADED BELT (AFTX027)
Description: Zulu umutsha (woman's beaded belt). 1970s. Nongoma area, South Africa. W32" H4"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU FRAMED BEADED NECKLACE (AFTX032)
Description: 1970s. Msinga area, South Africa. W29" D2" H20"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: ZULU APRON (AFTX035)
Description: Zulu beaded ibeshu (back apron). 1970s. Maphumulo area, South Africa. W24" H25"
Country: Africa
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Title: NGWANE / ZULU SHAWL (AFTX037)
Description: Mounted and framed Ngwane/Zulu isikoti (bride's shawl). 1980s. Bergville area, South Africa. W37" D3" H43"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU FRAMED APRON (AFTX036)
Description: Mounted and framed Zulu beaded ibeshu (back apron). 1970s. Maphumulo area, South Africa. W28" D3" H25"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU FRAMED BELT (AFTX033)
Description: Mounted and framed Zulu multi-panel belt. 1980s. Nongoma area, South Africa. W39" D2" H18"
Country: Africa
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Title: ZULU SKIRT (AFTX039)
Description: Zulu woman's beaded fore skirt. South Africa.
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: ZULU SHAWL (AFTX038)
Description: Zulu itete (woman's shawl). 1970s. Maphumulo area of KwaZulu. W24" H36"
Country: Africa
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Title: DOGON DOOR (AFFR021-1)
Description: Dogon (Dogo, Habe, Kaddo) door. Mali and Burkina Faso. W30.5" D2" H73"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: DOGON DOOR (AFFR021-2)
Description: Dogon (Dogo, Habe, Kaddo) door. Mali and Burkina Faso. W33" D4" H75"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: FANG MASK (AFMS029)
Description: Fang (Fan, Pangwe) Nlo Ngon Ntan mask, which means "head of the white girl." Equitorial Guinea. W7" D6" H18"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: BAMANA MASK (AFMS002)
Description: Bamana (Bambara, Banmana) Kore or Kong mask. Mali. W8" D7" H18.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: GURO MASK (AFMS035)
Description: Guro (Gouro, Lorube) mask. Ivory Coast. W10" D8" H22"
Country: Africa
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Title: LUBA HEADREST (AFFR008)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Warua) headrest. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W9" D8" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: YORUBA BEADED ART (AFFA033)
Description: Yoruba (Yorba, Yorouba) beaded sculpture depicting the chief surounded by 4 men carrying pots. The entire piece is beaded with a leather saddle for the rider. Symbols and animals decorate the black and red beaded base. Mid to late 20th century. Nigeria. W11" D11" H27"
Country: Africa
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Title: BAULE MASK (AFMS013)
Description: The elaborate hairstyle of this mask is representative of a mature Baule woman. It would have been danced at masquerades with the masquerader concealed by raffia. The performance of the masquerade is to remind everyone of the social order. Ivory coast. W7" D4" H18.5"
Country: Africa
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Title: CHOKWE DRUM (AFMU001)
Description: Chokwe (Bajokwe, Tshokwe) drum. Four faces are carved into the drum one on either side at both ends. Intricate lines have also been carved into the wood of the drum. Wood and leather. Angola. W14" D14" H30"
Country: Africa
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Title: CHOKWE CHIBINDA ILUNGA FIGURE (AFST011)
Description: Chibinda Ilunga, the civilizing hero of the Chokwe. Of aristocratic lineage, he taught the Chokwe to wage war and hunt. Wood with silver studs. Angola. W7" D6" H22"
Country: Africa
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Title: KUBA MASK (AFMS044)
Description: Kuba (Bacouba, Bushongo) Mulwalwa mask. Represents a male Ngesh or nature spirit associated with the initiation of young men to manhood. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W10" D10" H10"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: SHAMAN'S HEADDRESS (AFTX040)
Description: Shaman's headdress from South Africa. Beads, yarn and safety pins.
Country: Africa
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Title: LUBA MASK (AFMS050)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Warua) dance mask. Used as a comedy performing mask during festivals. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W18" D18" H28" Stand H76"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: MARKA MASK (AFMS052)
Description: Marka (Warka) N'Tomo mask. Initiation of young boys to manhood mask. Reflects the Islamic influence in the geometric patterns incised on the mask. Burkina Faso. W10" D13" H20"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: KONGO FETISH FIGURE (AFST019)
Description: Kongo (Bakongo, Kakongo) Nkisi Nkondi (nail fetish figure). A sworn oath is taken in front of the figure after that an iron wedge or knife blade is hammered into the figure to seal the oath. Democratic Republic of the Congo. W12" D10" H48"
Country: Africa
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Title: NALA POTTERY (AFFA004)
Description: Clay pot signed by Nesta Nala on 11-6-2004. D10" H9"
Country: Africa SOLD
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Title: LUBA HEADREST (AFFR009)
Description: Luba (Baluba, Warua) headrest. Democratic Republic of the Congo. D9" H12"
Country: Africa
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Title: YORUBA BEADED TUNIC (AFTX023)
Description: Yoruba beaded tunic / diviner’s vest. Worn by chiefs and shango priests during ritual ceremonies and festivals. Cotton lining covered with thousands of glass beads and cowrie shells. Both front and back are beaded with depictions of animals and symbols. The front is beaded in orange and green with the back of tunic covered in mostly red and blue. Nigeria. W28” H43”
Country: Africa
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Title: YORUBA BEADED TUNIC (AFTX022)
Description: Yoruba beaded tunic / diviner’s vest. Worn by chiefs and shango priests during ritual ceremonies and festivals. Cotton lining covered with thousands of glass beads and cowrie shells. Both front and back are beaded with depictions of animals and symbols. Both front and back are heavily beaded. Nigeria. W29” H44”
Country: Africa
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Title: YORUBA BEADED PANEL (AFTX025)
Description: Beaded panel decorated with images of faces, animals and cowrie shells along the edge. Beaded loop at the top for hanging. Late 20th C. Nigeria. W6” H41”
Country: Africa
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