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    Welcome. If you would like more images or details on any of the pieces listed here please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or phone. art@tribalgatheringlondon.com  T – + 44 7939 166148.Thanks Bryan Reeves    

  • UPDATED MAY 2018

  • Mother and child.Makonde

    A impressive mother and child figure. Makonde, Mozambique/Tanzania. First half 20th century. Carved from a heavy wood the mother crouching and holding a pot on her head with her baby strapped to her back. Mother with typical Makonde facial tattooing and decorated with white and blue.H – 50 cm. £3200

  • Large zoomorphic village stools.

    Two fine large village stools in amazing zoomorphic forms.Both Omo Valley,Ethiopia. First half 20th century.Left -  Ex Jonathan Lowen collection,London.L – 70 cm H – 35 cm. £850. Right – Length – 65 cm H – 29cm. SOLD

  • Stool. Songye DRC

    A fine Songye stool DRC. First half 20th century.A powerful female figure arms raised supporting the seat. Carved from a dense heavy wood,the figure has scarification markings and aluminium inserted eyes. H – 35 cm. CBDBHOO. Price on request

  • Headrest. Rendille.Kenya

    A fine Rendille headrest,Kenya. Beautifully formed with deep lusty patina. L -  24 cm H – 16 cm. £340

  • Mende mask

    A fine Mende ‘Sowei’ mask. Sierra Leone. Serene expression with fine cross hatch hair style decoration. First half 20th century. H –  45 cm. £3400

  • Reclining chair

    A fine two piece reclining backrest/chair. 19th century. Ethiopia. Consisting of two pieces of wood, the backrest slotting into the base.The chair has a wonderful patina all over and elegant form. Length –  105 cm Height – 84 cm Wide – 50 cm. £1800

  • Dogon figure

    A fine early, 18th – 19th century, Dogon female figure.Mali. Standing upright with typical Dogon poise.Ex European private collection. H – 32 cm. £1900

  • Finely decorated gourd

    The gourd is beautifully decorated with images of people,plants and geometric designs. It has a fantastic traditional restoration repairing an old crack with the gourd finely stitched together.The stopped indicates that this gourd was also possibly used as a doll and well as a container.Tanzanian. H –  28 cm. Price  -  £480

  • Finely woven baskets.Tutsi.

    Very finely woven presentation baskets ‘Igiseke’. Tutsi people, Rwanda.All early 20th century.Plant fibres and natural dye.The basket in the centre is a rare large size for these types of baskets. Sizes from left to right – 19 cm, 38 cm, 25 cm. £1400 (large centre) £ 580 (right) SOLD (left)

  • Wooden shield

    A fine wooden dance shield. Rwanda/Eastern DRC. Decorated & now faded with natural pigments of red, black & white following the incised zigzag designs on the front. Native repair to the lower section of the shield.H – 58 cm. £650


    A rare type of stool symbolising rank and title. Hehe tribe. Iringa region. Tanzania. Early 20th century. H -40 cm D – 51 cm. £650

  • Tsonga headrest

    A fine Tsonga headrest. South Africa. Ex estate collection UK. H – 13 cm.£900

  • Beaded stool

    Kamba, Kenya. A stool with four supporting legs, flat top decorated with small glass beads in the attractive design. First half 20th century. H – 39 cm. W – 35 cm. £450

  • headrest Q

    A lovely early Somali headrest.With typically fine decorations on both curved supports. Nice deep worn dark surface.In good overall condition. H – 17 cm. £550

  • Coffee table

    An early 20th-century Ethiopian coffee table decorated with green, yellow and red colours.Traditionally used as a table to serve and present coffee.First half 20th century.Carved from one piece.Ethiopia.H – 37 cm W – 43 cm £580

  • 19th century palm wine cup

    A very early ceremonial palm wine container.Ngombe.DRC.The handle is decorated with early brass tacks and a mental chain which all appear to be the same period as the cup. 19th century.Ex Belgium collection.£580

  • Kifwebe mask

    Fine Kifwebe mask. Luba/Songye.DRC. Ex private collection Penn Kent. London. Purchased gallery Galerie Walu,Zurich 2001. H- 42 cm. BTGEHOO. Price on request

  • Rare double tiered ceremonial stool

    A rare early double tiered ceremonial stool. Ashanti, Ghana. Early 20th century.Ex Jonathan Lowen collection, London. H -61 cm L – 65 cm W 37 cm. £850

  • Woven storage basket

    This type of traditional basket is used to store grain and other dry foods. Made from strips of woven flat fibre in two sections held in shape by a central bark binding and decorated with an abstract designs.Mid 20th century. Haha tribe – Southern Tanzania.  Diameter 40 cm. Height  - 31 cm.Price  -  £570

  • Fetish figure

    Fetish figure. Pare.Tanzania.Wood wrapped in layers of cloth with fetish material. Pre 1950′s. H – 25 cm. ADOO. Price on request

  • Ceremonial knife

    Ceremonial knife.’Poto’ Doko culture – DRC. Early 20th cent. H -62 cm. £850

  • Unusual wood and leather chair

    An early 20th century low wood & leather sitting chair.The back support is formed from a bent piece of wood that gives this piece such a wonderful form. It has been decorated with lines of red paint which add to its individuality.The seat is made from woven strips of leather.H – 58cm £ 750

  • Hide shield

    Small nicely formed personal shield from Northen Kenya. Buffalo hide with wooden support at the back. Height  -  72 cm (including height of stick) £750

  • High backed chair

    Medium sized Ethiopian chair with three curved supporting legs. Late 19th century. Good form and condition with nice patina. H 83 cm. Diameter –  47 cm. £850

  • Ceremonial knife

    Fine ceremonial knife. Kifwebe style. Songye DRC. Circa 1930′s. Ex-private Belgium collection. H- 40 cm.£1800


    Early bell-shaped hide shield ‘glagwa’ coming from the Northern province of Cameroon.Animal hide with embossed lines and decorations.Highlighted with natural earth pigments of red.Early part 20th century with a leather handle at the rear.Ref. page 46 ‘Shields African, Southeast…..’  Ex-private coll. Height  -   Price  - £750


    A fine headrest/personal hand shield. Dinka, Southern Sudan.Wood with four inserted legs. Old aluminium decorations with woven cotton army shoulder strap.The underside of the headrest has a hand grip enabling the headrest to act as a small shield like weapon. L – 40 cm. £950

  • Cutting board

    A fine early Garage cutting board.Circa early 20th century, from central Ethiopia with good form and age.Abstract animal features, the pointed edges representing cow udders with four ‘legs’ two top and top bottom.Carved from one piece of heavy wood. Height  -  55cm.Price  - £580

  • Brass amulet

    A finely cast brass amulet. Senufo. Ivory Coast. First half 20th century. Ex-private collection Netherlands. H- 4 cm. Custom mounted. £450

  • Three fine bronze gold dust spoons

    Three finely made beaten brass spoons used for measuring gold dust. 17th – 18th century. Akan. Ghana. L – 7 cm.11 cm.12 cm. £90 each. Ex-private collection UK.

  • Miniature standing figure

    A fine miniature standing bronze figure. Djenne period. Mali. Standing upright with arms holding its protruding stomach.Deep encrusted patina. Ex Seward Kennedy collection UK. H – 41 mm. £470. Comes with a custom-made wooden display stand.

  • Fine early gold weight

    Gold weight of a bird. 18th – 19th century. Akan, Ghana. Ex-private collection London. £180

  • Figurative gold weight. 19th century

    A finely cast Akan gold weight of a man standing with his legs crossed, a flute in his mouth and a scorpion at his feet. 19th century. H – 44 mm. Ex-private German collection. £250

  • Fine bronze female figure

    A finely cast bronze female figure. Lobi. Burkina Faso. Standing figure with legs slightly bent, arms by its side. Nice patina with detail. 19th century. Ex-private collection Amsterdam. H – 59 mm. £550. Comes with wooden display stand.

  • Figurative gold weight 19th century

    A fine bronze gold weight of a standing male figure from Ghana. Ex Seward Kennedy collection UK. 19th century, H 55 MM £350

  • Gold weight 19th century

    An unusual Akan gold weight from Ghana in abstract form.Ex-private collection UK. 19th century.L 115 mm W 42 mm £180

  • Fetish mask

     A early fetish mask – Luba ,DRC. Small wooden fetish mask adorned with forest snail shells, metal rings, feathers and raffia.H 22 cm. £850

  • Headrest I

    Sidama. Ethiopia. Late 19th century. Beautiful patina. Dense wood.H – 15 cm L – 21 cm. £340