Lozi Bowl

Lozi Bowl

Lozi Lidded Bowl The word Lozi means ‘plain’ in the Makololo language, in reference to the Barotse floodplain of the Zambezi on and around which most Lozi live. Tribe: Lozi-Rotse Origin: South Africa Approx Age: 1st half 20th Century Materials: Wood Dimensions cm: 19...
Shona Dagger/Knife (Bakatwa)

Shona Dagger/Knife (Bakatwa)

Shona Ceremonial Dagger Bakatwa were and are passed down from generation to generation in a lineage, and were used in religious rituals to symbolise the presence of the owner’s ancestors, the sword’s previous owners.  Tribe: Shona Origin: Zimbabwe Approx...
Ibibio Female Figure

Ibibio Female Figure

Ibibio (Anang) Female Figure After the pre-marriage seclusion period, young women would have been elaborately coiffed and adorned with rich, black-line body painting by a female artist before she was presented to the community. Tribe: Ibibio, Anang Origin: Cross...
Dogon Shrine or Spirit Ladder (SOLD)

Dogon Shrine or Spirit Ladder (SOLD)

Dogon Shrine or Spirit Ladder Dogon shrine ladders or spirit ladders were for the deceased to climb to reach their ancestors. Tribe: Dogon Origin: Mali Approx Age: Late 19th-early 20th Century Materials: Wood Dimensions cm: 37 tall not including the stand. Ref....
Kran Tehe Gla Mask

Kran Tehe Gla Mask

Kran Tehe Gla Mask In Dan society, dangerous immaterial forest spirits are translated into the forms of human face masks. Whether or not they are worn, such sculptures are spiritually charged. Tribe: Dan/Kran Origin: Liberia Approx Age: Mid-20th Century Materials:...

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