Aboriginals Tribal Art

The African Tribal Art Room
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African tribal art has many dimensions.
Masks are used in village ceremonies,
danced to placate the spirit world, to
propitiate good health and harvest, to protect deceased loved ones on their journey to the other world, to discipline and educate, and more. Carvings are made to protect the village from bush spirits or to please a spouse in the other world. Textiles are created to clothe, decorate,
and demonstrate domestic skills. Jewelry is crafted to adorn the body. Pottery, musical instruments, and implements are made to reinforce cultural values and bring beauty to every day life.


Baga Masks


A257
Baga elek shrine figure

X276


Baule Masks
and objects


H056 - Baule


X747 - Baule

X743 - Baule

A253 - Baule

A357 - Baule


D501 - Baule

V322 - Baule


DF35 - Baule

V268 - Baule


Benin - objects


E784 - Benin

A015 - Benin


V362 Benin


Dan masks



DE79 - Dan

C419 - Dan


W548 - Dan

F072 - Dan

V224 - Dan

H106 - Dan


Dogon Masks
and objects



V247 - Dogon

CT14 - Dogon

DG57 - Dogon


Ibo
- Igbo Masks
and Objects



H556 - Ibo

H553 - Ibo

DD73 - Ibo


V217- Ibo

V356 - Ibo

X099 - Ibo

E457 - Igbo
Igbo leopard carving
X748 - Igbo

Kuba Masks
and Objects

X728 - Kuba

A064 - Kuba


V168 - Kuba

D305 - Kuba

F414 - Kuba


W440 - Kuba

V115 - Kuba


W947 - Kuba

Senoufo



X252 - Senoufo


E839 - Senoufo


E838 - Senoufo

E857 - Senoufo


V234 - Senoufo

Yoruba



E481 - Yoruba


F553 - Yoruba

A107 - Yoruba

E722 - Yoruba

F415 -Yoruba

Other Tribes and Areas



H108 - Agni


V271 - Attie
African Bambara door lock
F176 - Bambara

D355 - Bambara

E713 - Bambara

X121 - Bassa

E840-41 - Buri

W097 - Cameroon

DB53 - Cameroon

D481 - Fanana

F416 - Fon

X770 - Guro

DA78 - BaKongo

E506 -Lobi

F550 - Lobi

V163 - Mangbetu

E915 - Ogoni

E487 - Fang


F008 - Hembe


V109 - Mumuye



W976 - Pende

W463 - Pende

F629 - Tanzania

W246 - Tchokwe


V225 - Tchokwe

H574 - Teke

X096 - Toma

H289 - Wolo

W474 - BaYaka

Who is from Where?
European political divisions have been superimposed
on African tribal areas. Since these "countries" are the
primary map references in Western culture, the following
guide is offered to help you match the tribe with the
appropriate political entity .

  Portuguese Guinea
  • Bijogo (Bidjogo, Bijugu)
  Republic of Guinea
  • Baga
  • Landouma
  • Toma (Nalou)
  Sierra Leone
  • Mende, (Temne, Timne)
  Mali
  • Bambara, (Bamana) Bozo
  • Dogon
  • Malinke
  • Marka
  Liberia
  • Bassa (Basa)
  • Gio
  • Grebe
  • Guere (Ngere)
  • Wobe (Ouobe)
  Cote d'Ivoire
  Burkina Faso
 Ghana
 Nigeria
 Cameroon
  • Bamun
  • Bekum
  • Eko
  • Keaka (Kaka)
  • Mambila
 Gabon
  • Ambete (Mbete)
  • Adouma (Badouma)
  • Fang (Pangwe)
  • M'Pongwe (Balumbo)
  • Mahonque
 Congo
  • Bakwele (Kwele)
  • Ateke (Teke, Tsaye)
  • Bavili
  • Kuyu (Babochi)
 Republic of Congo

Now any item with a purchase price exceeding
$200 may be purchased on extended payments
through our
Collector's Club.


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