TRIBAL PIECES from African tribes - CHOKWE, LULUA, TUAREG, MENDE, ASANTI, BENIN, DRC, SUKU,
ABORIGINE from Australia. BEDOUIN from the Middle East - Masks, Figures, Ceremonial Items & Jewellery. INUIT, FIRST NATION pieces from B.C. CANADA.
Items marked *** indicate new stock.
First Nation B.C. Beaded Gourd Vessel
First Nation British Columbia vessel formed from a gourd(click on image for detail). Fine beading in various colours around the outside. Very good condition.. Height 4.5ins. Circumference at widest part 11ins. Ref.A834
Carved Wood Feather
This feather is carved so delicately that it looks real. The back is plain wood but the front isdark brown with a white quill(click on image for detail). Length 12ins. width 2.5ins at widest part. Excellent condition. Ref. A823
Mary Cumarlux Carving
Fine stone carving by the well known inuit carver Mary Cumarlux b. 1923. This one depicts a mother clasping her child in front of her.(click on image for detail). Good condition. 5.5ins high. British Columbia Canada. Ref. A773
Salish Coast Tribe Carving
Wood carved raven's head spoon by Ken Nahanie (click on image for detail). He is a well known figure in first nation community in the Salish Coast Tribe, British Columbia. His initials 'K N' are clearly carved into the back of the spoon. Excellent condition. 6ins long. Ref. A828
Elephant carved into a piece of a tree branch. A clever carving with it's head facing downwards(click on image for detail). Overall length 12ins. width at base 3in approx. African. Ref. A846
African drum made from terracotta in a conical shape. The drum skin is stretched taut by criss-crossed strips of skin down to the bottom(click on image for detail). Diameter at top 7ins. Diameter at base 2ins. Good condition. Ref. A735
Wood Carved Bowl & Stand
Intricately carved from one piece of wood, this African piece is formed into 3 figures with a bowl balanced at the top. Remove the bowl and the piece folds up(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. Height 10ins. Diameter of bowl 6ins. Ref. A875
Clay pipe with bead decoration around the pipe, the bowl is plain(click on image for detail).
The beads are yellow and green bands with a white loop. Bowl 2ins x 2ins. Length of pipe 9ins. Good condition. Ref. A876
Bedouin Tent Peg
Bedouin Tent Peg mounted on stand. Wooden covered with an intricate design. Morocco. Mid 19th century. Height 28ins. Width 4ins. Ref. A526
Kalimba, Musical Instrument
A Kalimba is an African musical instrument played by plucking metal prongs with the thumbs. It has a wooden base(click on image for detail). Good condition. 11 x 4ins. Ref. A873
Mask from Sierra Leone, W. Africa. Mende tribe. Bhundu mask used to commemorate young women coming of age.
Wooden, double-faced aspect with four figures and bird. Height 18ins. Circumference 28ins. Diameter 9ins. Ref. A530
From the Walter Steinberg Collection.
Gourd Water Carrier
A gourd made into a vessel with lid and painted black spots on the outside(click on image for detail). It has a leather and beaded strap.It stands at 9ins and circumference at widest part measures 14ins. Good condition. African. Ref. A874
Benin Bronze Pot
Benin bronze pot with two handles with a figure at the top of each, also some decoration(click on image for detail). Good condition. 5ins high, 4.5in diameter. Ref. A492
***African Wooden Jug
Carved from one piece of wood, this jug has a simple and plain design (click on image for detail). Length 7ins Height 4.5ins at highest point. Good condition. Ref. A895
Tribal Male Carved Figure
Male figure, finely carved in light colour wood. On the front of the base is an inscription
"With kindest regards from Mr & Mrs E. O. Madubike to Mr & Mrs H. Maclean.
Good condition. Height 11.5ins. Base 2 x 4ins. Ref. A529
Decorative African whip with a leather covered wooden handle. This has basket weave sections and a panel of animal fur (click on image for detail). The whip is plaited soft leather. Good condition. Handle 10ins, Ref.A608
A necklace made up of bone beads carved into the shape of skulls (click on image for detail). Ref. A490
Large wooden Songe mask from Democratic Republic of Congo. It stands at 2ft high. Widest part is 13ins. From the front to back 9ins. Good condition. Ref. A540
From the Collection of Walter Steinberg.
African Stabbing Spear
African hardwood stabbing spear with a curved blade(click on image for detail). Good condition. Ref. A538
Two Aborigine Decorated Clap Sticks
Two Aborigine Clap Sticks. The decoration is lots of small digs carved on them.(click on image for detail). Good condition. approx. 11ins. 19th century. Ref.A535
Afghan Bridal Head Dress
Highly decorated piece,. A hand stitched circular cap of woven cloth. Metal coins hang around to edge almost over the eyes. On the top are various shaped metal pieces.(click on image for detail). Diameter 9ins. 2.5ins deep. Afghanistan. Ref. A553