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 VesselFirst 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 FeatherThis 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 CarvingFine 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 CarvingWood 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
***ElephantTree CarvingElephant 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
Chokwe 'Ngulu' MaskRare Chokwe Pig Mask called 'Ngulu' . It is put together with wood, fibre, coins, tacks and buttons and complete with stand(click on image for detail). Overall height 15ins. Angola. Ref. A494
From the Collection of Walter Steinberg.
Lulua Mother & Child Fertility FigureFemale fertility figure Lulua holding baby in her arms. Democratic Republic of Congo. A wooden figure depicted with a large head. Her neck is extended by rings and there are bracelets on the upper arms. Height 12ins. Ref. A524
Original piece from the Collection of Walter Steinberg.
Six Asanti Gold WeightsSix brass Asanti gold weights, all in different poses. Holding a bowl, playing a pipe, carrying things on their head etc. (click on image for detail). Mostly tarnished but all in good condition. Two have been scratched on base, testing for gold, which they are not. All are 2ins tall approx. Gold Coast, Ghana. Ref. A554
Bedouin Tent PegBedouin Tent Peg mounted on stand. Wooden covered with an intricate design. Morocco. Mid 19th century. Height 28ins. Width 4ins. Ref. A526
East African Wooden Elephant ManAn East African carving in the shape of elephant man, quite a spectacular, ugly piece. Height 16ins. Ref. A527
Mende MaskMask 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.
Chokwe Initiation MaskYoung man's ceremonial initiation mask painted with white lines and decorated with beads and cowrie shell. The ginger coloured back is made of course linen. The face mask itself is 8ins long. Good condition. W. Africa. Mid 20th Century. Ref. C779
Benin Bronze PotBenin 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 Tribal FigureA seated, naked, male figure. Good condition apart from one ear missing. Wooden African carving on a wooden base 3ins square. Height 12ins. Ref. A531
Tribal Male Carved FigureMale 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
African WhipDecorative 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
Skull NecklaceA necklace made up of bone beads carved into the shape of skulls (click on image for detail). Ref. A490
Songe MaskLarge 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 SpearAfrican hardwood stabbing spear with a curved blade(click on image for detail). Good condition. Ref. A538
Two Aborigine Decorated Clap SticksTwo 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
Chokwe Ceremonial MaskImpressive mask from the Chokwe tribe also known as a Chikunga. Worn by the tribal chief during sacred ceremonies. The top of the head is covered in a woven material to which are attached numerous strands covered with bamboo pieces. The face measures 13.5ins long and 8ins wide. Good condition. D.R.C. Ref. A562
Yaure Tribal MaskThe Yaure Tribe are from the central area of the Ivory Coast between Baule and Guro. Therefore their culture is influenced by both these areas. This is a striking, simply carved piece with large lips and closed eyes. Good condition with some areas of wear on the face. 11 x 8 ins. Ref. A561
Afghan Bridal Head DressHighly 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