Aboriginals Tribal Art

African Tribal Art Room
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African tribal art has many aspects.
Masks are used in tribal village dances to placate the spirit world, to propitiate good health and encourage ample harvest, to protect deceased loved ones as they journey to the 'other' world, to discipline and to educate.

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.

Link to African tribal art buying tips

Baga Masks
African Baga tribe 'nimba' mask

A257 - Nimba


African tribal art Baga 'elek' shrine figure

X276 - Elek


Baule Masks
and objects


African Baule mask
H056 - Baule


X747 - Baule


African Baule tribal janus-lidded medicine bowl
A253 - Baule

African Baule tribal janus heddle pulley
A357 - Baule

African tribal Baule serpent and lizard mask
DF35 - Baule

Zoomorphic mask with bite stickF067 - Baule



Benin - objects

Quen bust from Benin
E784 - Benin


A015 - Benin



V362 Benin


Dan masks

Dan Guerre mask of many eyes
DE79 - Dan

Dan mask with fabric ear drops
C419 - Dan



Dan hornbill mask
W548 - Dan

African Dan tribal art mask
H106 Dan

Dan hornbill mask with monkey fur
F072 - Dan


V224 - Dan


Dogon Masks
and objects

F180 Dogon



V247 Dogon


CT14 - Dogon


C420 - Dogon

Dogon African Walu mask
DG57 - Dogon
(No longer
available)


Ibo - Igbo Masks and Objects


African Igbo carved messenger object
E223 - Igbo
[Sorry some other collector already purchased me]


V356 - Ibo

Ibo tribal mask with movable jaw
H553 - Ibo

Ibo African tribal dance wand with movable jaw
V217- Ibo

Ibo African bowl, with lids, for storing and serving kola nuts

X099 - Ibo

Kuba Masks
and Objects

Carved wood Kuba drum with symbolic hand hold
A064 - Kuba


Kuba African Ngaady dance mask
D305 - Kuba

Kuba African dance mask with raffia trim
F414 - Kuba


African Kuba dance mask wuth carved scarification
V115 - Kuba

African tribal container by Kuba carver

W947 - Kuba


Senoufo


Senoufo African tribal helmet mask
X252 - Senoufo

African Senoufo stool and divination figure

E839 - Senoufo


Senoufo tribe African stool and divination object
E838 - Senoufo


E857 - Senoufo


helmet mask from Senoufo with birds that can removed and added, representing achievement in harvest activities
V234 - Senoufo

Yoruba


Yoruba beaded bird crown
E481 - Yoruba


F553 - Yoruba



A107 - Yoruba


E722 - Yoruba


F415 -Yoruba


Y001 - Yoruba


X237 Yoruba Shango


A086 Yoruba Shango


V232 Yoruba Shango


Other Tribes
and Areas



V271 - Attie

Granary door lock from 
Bambara tribe
F176 - Bambara


African Bambara Ntomo mask
E713 - Bambara

African Bassa Bundu mask
X121 - Bassa

Africa Bobo animated leopard mask
DE31 - Bobo



African Cameroon water buffalo mask
W097 - Cameroun


DB29 Tikar Cameroun


African Cameroon basket rattle with male figure
DB53 - Cameroun


E487 Fang

African Gurunsi Fanana mask
D481 - Fanana

F416 - Fon



X770 - Guro



Bakongo African nail fetish
DA78 - BaKongo



Lobi African tribal dance wand
E506 Lobi



F550 - Lobi


Mande musical string instrument
V163 - Mangbetu


E915 - Ogoni


H583 - Fang


F008 - Hembe



V109 - Mumuye



W976 - Pende


W463 - Pende

Pende Tribe Fetish House extendable mask

F089 Pende

W476 - Songye

Tchokwe chair with carved scenes from life
W246 - Tchokwe

Teke tribe mask with raffia beard
H574 - Teke


H289 - Wolo

BaYaka tribal ancestor figure
W474 - BaYaka


 

 

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