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What is Tribal ? As the name suggests, it is just that: art born from settled farmers and hunters; tribal communities that often had their own autonomy and therefore their own characteristics. These arts, rooted in cultural context are governed by a set of rules that are as complex as those that govern Western art forms. Tribal African art is probably the hardest of all tribal art to interpret given that we are talking approximately three thousand ethnic groups spread out across an entire continent!. Pair of carved figures from Ghana
African tribal art consists of wood carvings, (masks and sculptures), stone carvings, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, basketry, textiles, pipes, musical instruments, weapons, beadwork and the production of architectural features like doors and wall decoration and construction.

Not all of the tribes practiced all these art forms, the development of certain crafts being due to the availability of raw materials, knowledge and skills. Wood was the most frequently used material, often embellished by clay, pigments, shells, beads, ivory, metal, feathers, animal hair and raffia, and sometimes even semi-precious gems. Particular cultures had particular histories and particular skills development and practice. Art was integrated into every aspect of life from formal ceremonies and religious rite to daily household tasks. It reflects the cycle of life; from birth, through initiation to adulthood, to death, to becoming an ancestor. The term 'tribal' may make us think of an inferior form of art, associated with primitivism and thereby presuming lack of sophistication of skill, design, intent or concept ... nothing can be further from the truth.

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A fine Poto knife

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Poto knifeTribal / FigurativeDAS_133Call for PriceFor SaleA fine Poto knifeA fine Poto knife No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_133
Efon Alaye ?

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IbejiTribal / FigurativeDAS_132Call for PriceFor SaleEfon Alaye ?A very interesting Ibeji. Efon Alaye ? No Video Available Preview DAS_132
Late 19th / very early 20th century

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Ewe KenteTribal / TextilesDAS_131Call for PriceFor SaleLate 19th / very early 20th centuryA very fine old Ewe Kente in beautiful classic Autumnal colours. Late 19th / very early 20th century No Video Available    Preview DAS_131
Product of Ghana

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Asafo flagTribal / TextilesDAS_130Call for PriceFor SaleProduct of GhanaA fine Asafo flag from the Fante people of Ghana No Video Available Preview DAS_130
Probably used as a Church alter cloth

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Woven rayonTribal / TextilesDAS_129Call for PriceFor SaleProbably used as a Church alter clothA very rare piece of woven rayon from the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana. Probably used as a Church alter cloth. circa 1950 No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_129
From the Ashante people of Ghana

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Indigo KenteTribal / TextilesDAS_128£380.00For SaleFrom the Ashante people of GhanaA very fine piece of Indigo Kente from the Ashante people of Ghana. Worn by a very wealthy Chiefs wife and in fine condition. The piece lends itself to many applications. Price £380.00 including worldwide postage. No Video Available      Preview DAS_128
Mid 20th century

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Neckrests from the Dassenach of EthiopiaTribal / FigurativeDAS_127£380.00For SaleMid 20th centuryA fine pair of neckrests from the Dassenach of Ethiopia. Probably wedding gifts. Mid 20th century. £380.00 including postage within Europe No Video Available Preview DAS_127
Woven from hand spun cotton and natural dyes.

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Ewe Kente textileTribal / TextilesDAS_126£880.00For SaleWoven from hand spun cotton and natural dyes.A very fine Royal Ladies Kente from the Ewe people of the Volta Region of Ghana. This would be woven for a lady of very high status but lends itself to many contemporary applications. circa 1940. Price £880.00 including postage world wide. No Video Available    Preview DAS_126
Early 20th century

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Zulu beer potTribal / FigurativeDAS_125Call for PriceFor SaleEarly 20th centuryA fine larger early 20th century Zulu beer pot. Free delivery within the UK No Video Available Preview DAS_125
182cm x 71 cm

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Berber Wedding ShawlTribal / TextilesDAS_123£340.00For Sale182cm x 71 cmA fine Berber Wedding Shawl. Wool early/mid 20th century. 182cm x 71 cm. Very good condition. £340.00 including postage within Europe No Video Available    Preview DAS_123
African faces

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Two African facesTribal / FigurativeDAS_122Call for PriceFor SaleAfrican facesTwo contrasting beautiful African faces No Video Available    Preview DAS_122
Late 19th / very early 20th century

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Ewe KenteTribal / TextilesDAS_121Call for PriceFor SaleLate 19th / very early 20th centuryA very fine old Ewe Kente in beautiful classic Autumnal colours. Late 19th / very early 20th century. No Video Available    Preview DAS_121
circa 1930

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Persian KilimTribal / TextilesDAS_120Call for PriceFor Salecirca 1930A very fine West Persian Kilim. circa 1930. Very good condition. No Video Available    Preview DAS_120
14cm x 12cm diameter

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Ashante KuduoTribal / FigurativeDAS_119£580.00For Sale14cm x 12cm diameterA very fine 19th century Ashante Kuduo. 14cm x 12cm diameter. £580.00. Including postage within EU. No Video Available    Preview DAS_119
14cm in height x 11cm excluding the stand

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Ebony CarvingTribal / FigurativeDAS_118£260.00For Sale14cm in height x 11cm excluding the standA very fine carving of an African female circa 1930's. Ebony. 14cm in height x 11cm excluding the stand. Price including the stand £380.00 postage to the UK and Europe included. No Video Available      Preview DAS_118
A fine Yahyali rug from Turkey

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Yahyali rugTribal / TextilesDAS_114£680.00For SaleA fine Yahyali rug from TurkeyA fine Yahyali rug from Turkey. £680.00 including postage within the UK and Ireland No Video Available    Preview DAS_114
This is a very rare example of this style of textile. 241cm x 140cm

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Chequer design textileTribal / TextilesDAS_113£980.00For SaleThis is a very rare example of this style of textile. 241cm x 140cmA stunning very early 20th century chequer design textile from the Ewe people of Togo. This is a very rare example of this style of textile. 241cm x 140cm. Price £980.00 including postage worldwide. No Video Available    Preview DAS_113
A fine ceremonial knife

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Fine ceremonial knifeTribal / FigurativeDAS_112Call for PriceFor SaleA fine ceremonial knifeA fine ceremonial knife from the Poto people of Congo. No Video Available    Preview DAS_112
A very fine and much used Asafo Flag

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Very fine Asafo FlagTribal / TextilesDAS_108£675.00For SaleA very fine and much used Asafo FlagA very fine and much used Asafo Flag from the Fante people of the Cape Coast of Ghana. Early 1960's. 'it is a brave man who pulls the leopards tail'. No Video Available    Preview DAS_108
A very fine Ikebana basket.

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Fine Ikebana basketTribal / BasketryDAS_106Call for PriceFor SaleA very fine Ikebana basket.Late 19th century in very fine condition. Signed. No Video Available    Preview DAS_106
Size : length 518 cm, width 118 cm. Circa : 1950

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Asafo BannerTribal / TextilesDAS_98Call for PriceFor SaleSize : length 518 cm, width 118 cm. Circa : 1950'sA section of an Asafo Banner. Circa 1950's No Video Available    Preview DAS_98
Size : small

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Ikebana basketsTribal / BasketryDAS_96Call for PriceFor SaleSize : smallTwo very fine Ikebana baskets. Both baskets are in very good condition. No Video Available    Preview DAS_96
Size : 306cm x 182 cm. Circa : 1900.

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Persian KilimTribal / TextilesDAS_95Call for PriceFor SaleSize : 306cm x 182 cm. Circa : 1900.A fine North West Persian Kilim. No Video Available Preview DAS_95
Circa : 1940

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Kuba textileTribal / TextilesDAS_93Call for PriceFor SaleCirca : 1940'sWe will be exhibiting this fine Kuba textile at #LARTA at Battersea from 24th to the 29th January 2023. Circa 1940's. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_93
Size : Only 14.5 cm in height but has great presence.

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Commemorative HeadTribal / FigurativeDAS_92£380.00For SaleSize : Only 14.5 cm in height but has great presence.A fine commemorative head from the Makonde people of Mozambique. Carved from very dense ebony with classic Makonde scarification. No Video Available      Preview DAS_92
Classic early 20th century Ladies Ewe textile.

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Ladies Ewe textileTribal / TextilesDAS_91Call for PriceFor SaleClassic early 20th century Ladies Ewe textile.We will be exhibiting this classic early 20th century Ladies Ewe textile at #LARTA from the 24th - 29th January 2023. Battersea. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_91
Osei Bonsu carved for 3 Asante Hene from 1900 until 1977.

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Osei BonsuTribal / FigurativeDAS_89Call for PriceFor SaleOsei Bonsu carved for 3 Asante Hene from 1900 until 1977.Some more of my Osei Bonsu. Osei Bonsu carved for 3 Asante Hene from 1900 until 1977. This seated figure is just a sublime example. No Video Available    Preview DAS_89
Osei Bonsu face.

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Bonsu faceTribal / FigurativeDAS_87Call for PriceFor SaleOsei Bonsu face.A wonderful Osei Bonsu face. No Video Available    Preview DAS_87
Size : 31cm in height. Condition : fine.

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Circumcision drumTribal / FigurativeDAS_86Call for PriceFor SaleSize : 31cm in height. Condition : fine.A very fine early 20th century circumcision drum from the Wongo people of Congo. No Video Available    Preview DAS_86
Size : Only 21 cm in height with original stopper.

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Snuff containerTribal / FigurativeDAS_85Call for PriceFor SaleSize : Only 21 cm in height with original stopper.A beautiful figure of a young Bakongo girl carrying a container. Perhaps a snuff container. No Video Available Preview DAS_85
3 fine Congolese Weapons.

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Congolese WeaponsTribal / FigurativeDAS_84Call for PriceFor Sale3 fine Congolese Weapons.Centre piece Songye and flanked by a pair of Boa Knives. No Video Available Preview DAS_84
A very early Zulu made riding crop.

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Zulu made riding cropTribal / FigurativeDAS_82£340.00For SaleA very early Zulu made riding crop.Very fine inlay and gloriously carved horses hoof grip. Including postage within the UK. No Video Available Preview DAS_82
Circa : Very early 20th century. Signed.

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Ikebana BasketTribal / BasketryDAS_81Call for PriceFor SaleCirca : Very early 20th century. Signed.A fine larger Ikebana Basket. No Video Available Preview DAS_81
Size : small.

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Rug from IranTribal / TextilesDAS_79Call for PriceFor SaleSize : small.A fine smaller rug from the Karaj region of Iran. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_79
Circa : 1930

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Fine Kuba / Shoowa rafia textileTribal / TextilesDAS_78Call for PriceFor SaleCirca : 1930's.A fine Kuba / Shoowa rafia textile. Frame to preserve the piece. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_78
Size : 246cm x 183cm.

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Fine Indigo KenteTribal / TextilesDAS_74£980.00For SaleSize : 246cm x 183cm.Shedding a little light on this fine indigo Kente from the Ashante people of Ghana. This piece is in fine condition and whilst ritually worn by a high ranking official it's versatility can be seen in the image. Strip woven with hand spun cotton and natural indigo. Price £980 .00 Free shipping within the UK. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_74
A fine string of moon and star beads.

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Moon and Star beadsTribal / FigurativeDAS_67Call for PriceFor SaleA fine string of moon and star beads.Beads from Mali with a beautiful trade bead. No Video Available Preview DAS_67
Decorated gourd.

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Decorated GourdTribal / FigurativeDAS_66Call for PriceFor SaleDecorated gourd.A delightful small hand decorated gourd. No Video Available    Preview DAS_66
Condition : very fine.

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Kente Masterpiece 'Atapini'Tribal / TextilesDAS_65Call for PriceFor SaleCondition : very fine.A Kente Masterpiece 'Atapini' The Elder of the twins. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_65
A fine chapeau.

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Fine ChapeauTribal / FigurativeDAS_64Call for PriceFor SaleA fine chapeau.A chapeau from the Ahka people of Northern Thailand. No Video Available    Preview DAS_64
Size : 31cm in height.

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Rare DrumTribal / FigurativeDAS_62Call for PriceFor SaleSize : 31cm in height.We will be exhibiting this rare drum at tye #batterseadecorativeantiquesfair 4th - 9th October. This fine piece is from the Wongo people of Congo. beautiful form. How can you not buy at these exchange rates ?. 540 euros including postage in Europe or 680 dollars including postage to the US. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_62
Size : 5.18 metres long.

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Fine Asafo bannerTribal / TextilesDAS_61Call for PriceFor SaleSize : 5.18 metres long.We will be exhibiting this fine Asafo banner at #batterseadecorativeantiquesfair 4th - 9th October. This banner is part of Asafo regalia from the Asafo regiments of the Fante people of the Cape Coast, Ghana. A stunning example. Video Available    Preview DAS_61
This sign comes from a street Barber in Lome the Capital of Togo.

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Barbershop signTribal / FigurativeDAS_60Call for PriceFor SaleThis sign comes from a street Barber in Lome the Capital of Togo.We will be exhibiting this fine Barbershop sign at #batterseadecorativeantiquesfair from 4th - 9th October. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_60
Condition : Beautifully worn and versatile.

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Pine TableTribal / FigurativeDAS_59£680.00For SaleCondition : Beautifully worn and versatile.A very fine 19th century pine console table. English country house piece. £680.00 including delivery in the UK. No Video Available    Preview DAS_59
Circa : 1950.

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Church Alter clothTribal / TextilesDAS_53Call for PriceFor SaleCirca : 1950.We will be exhibiting this rare Church Alter cloth at the #Battersea Decorative Antiques Fair 4th - 9th October. This piece is woven from some of the first Rayon material imported from the UK to Ghana. It was woven by the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_53
A larger majestic Karamojong Neckrest.

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Karamojong NeckrestTribal / FigurativeDAS_52Call for PriceFor SaleA larger majestic Karamojong Neckrest.Tribal Art London is over for this year. A wonderfull week. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_52
Rare Asafo Flag.

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Asafo FlagTribal / TextilesDAS_49£670.00For SaleRare Asafo Flag.A very unusual Asafo Flag with an image certainly open to interpretation. Mid 1960's. Price £670.00 including postage worldwide. No Video Available    Preview DAS_49
Barber Shop Sign.

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Barber Shop SignTribal / FigurativeDAS_48Call for PriceFor SaleBarber Shop Sign.Barber Shop Sign 'Chaoba Coiffure' from Ghana. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_48
Circa : Late 19th century / early 20th century.

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Kente textileTribal / TextilesDAS_47Call for PriceFor SaleCirca : Late 19th century / early 20th century.We will be exhibiting this fine very early Kente textile at #Tribal Art London 14th -18th September. From the Ewe people of the Volraregion of Ghana. Classic Autumnal Colours. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_47
Circa : Mid 20th century. Condition : fine.

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Kirdi Bonnet from CamerounTribal / BasketryDAS_45£240.00For SaleCirca : Mid 20th century. Condition : fine.A beautiful hat from the Kirdi people of Cameroun. The hat is presented on a lovely Art Nouveau hat stand which is also available. No Video Available Preview DAS_45
Pende wooden Ikhoko.

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Pende wooden IkhokoTribal / FigurativeDAS_44£260.00For SalePende wooden Ikhoko.A fine serene Pende wooden Ikhoko. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_44
Songye basket.

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Songye basketTribal / BasketryDAS_41£280.00For SaleSongye basket.A fine old Songye basket. No Video Available Preview DAS_41
Pende Cup.

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Pende CupTribal / FigurativeDAS_37£840.00For SalePende Cup.A beautifully serene Pende Cup. No Video Available    Preview DAS_37
Size : 236cm x 183cm. Condition : very good.

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Ashante Indigo KenteTribal / TextilesDAS_36£840.00For SaleSize : 236cm x 183cm. Condition : very good.A beautiful piece of Ashante Indigo Kente. Twifu Praso region. Including postage within Europe. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_36
Circa : mid 20th century.

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Glaze BowlsTribal / FigurativeDAS_35£280.00For SaleCirca : mid 20th century.A fine pair of Bertoncini tobacco glaze bowls. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_35
Size : 32cm x 14cm. Condition : very good.

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Wongo Circumcision drumTribal / FigurativeDAS_34£780.00For SaleSize : 32cm x 14cm. Condition : very good.A fine early 20th century Wongo Circumcision drum. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_34
Presentation baskets.

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Presentation Baskets from CongoTribal / BasketryDAS_33Call for PriceFor SalePresentation baskets.A pair of presentation baskets from Congo and a fine Tutsi dance shield. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_33
Size : 290cm x 160cm. Condition : very good.

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Ewe Kente textileTribal / TextilesDAS_31£980.00For SaleSize : 290cm x 160cm. Condition : very good.A fine large Ewe kente from Togo with glorious colours and floating motifs., including postage within the UK. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_31
Size : 76cm x 24cm. Condition : very fine. Circa : early 20th century.

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Shield from the Ngabandi / Yakoma people of CongoTribal / ShieldsDAS_29£1200.00For SaleSize : 76cm x 24cm. Condition : very fine. Circa : early 20th century.A fine early 20th century Shield from the Ngabandi / Yakoma people of Congo. No Video Available Preview DAS_29
Size : 36cm x 40cm, 37cm in height. Circa : 1930.

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Stool from the Lwena people of AngolaTribal / StoolsDAS_28£1800.00For SaleSize : 36cm x 40cm, 37cm in height. Circa : 1930.A fine Colonial era stool from the Lwena people of Angola. Classic Lwena carving with a very equestrian feel. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_28
Size : 27cm in height. Circa : very early 20th century.

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Yoruba FigureTribal / FigurativeDAS_26£1400.00For SaleSize : 27cm in height. Circa : very early 20th century.A very fine rare Oyo Ibeji from the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria. ex Belgian collection. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_26
Circa : Late 19th century / Very early 20th century. Size : 230cm x 180cm.

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Royal Robe from the Guro PeopleTribal / TextilesDAS_24£2800.00For SaleCirca : Late 19th century / Very early 20th century. Size : 230cm x 180cm.A very fine Royal robe from the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire. Handspun cotton and indigo. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_24
Circa : early 20th century.

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Chokwe People of Angola BasketTribal / BasketryDAS_22280.00 eurosFor SaleCirca : early 20th century.A very fine Royal presentation basket from the Chokwe people of Angola. 280 euros including postage within Europe. No Video Available    Preview DAS_22
Size : 13cm in height. Condition : perfect. Circa : 1900.

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Miniature Ikebana BasketTribal / BasketryDAS_19£280.00For SaleSize : 13cm in height. Condition : perfect. Circa : 1900.A fine miniature Ikebana basket in perfect condition with original ceramic liner. No Video Available    Preview DAS_19
Circa : early 20th century.

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Gelede mask from the Yoruba of the Pobe-Ketu area of BeninTribal / MasksDAS_9£2400.00For SaleCirca : early 20th century.A rare Gelede mask from the Yoruba of the Pobe/Ketu area of Benin. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_9
Circa : very early 20th Century. Size : 241cm x 121cm.

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Ewe textile from the Volta region in Ghana-3Tribal / TextilesDAS_7£1200.00For SaleCirca : very early 20th Century. Size : 241cm x 121cm.A fine piece of Ewe textile from the Volta region in Ghana, West Africa. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_7
Circa : early 20th Century. Size : 181cm x 130cm.

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Ewe Kente textile from the Volta region in Ghana-2Tribal / TextilesDAS_6£1200.00For SaleCirca : early 20th Century. Size : 181cm x 130cm.Ewe Kente from the Volta region in Ghana. Gold and mauve, very rare colours. No Video Available No Social Media Links Preview DAS_6
Condition : excellent.

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Chi Wara from the Bamana people of MaliTribal / MasksDAS_3Call for PriceFor SaleCondition : excellent.A very unusual Chi Wara from the Bamana people of Mali. No Video Available    Preview DAS_3

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