• Tribal Gathering London.Online gallery

    Welcome to the online gallery. If you would like more images or details on any of the pieces please don’t hesitate to get in touch via e mail or phone. Hope you enjoy the collection. art@tribalgatheringlondon.com  T – + 44 7939 166148 – Bryan Reeves    

  • Somali headrest

    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

  • Fine early Tsonga neckrest

    This fine and rare 19th century Tsonga neckrest was carved with the base also acting as a form of personal storage container. It is in good condition and decorated with early brass tacks. Ex private collection UK. £1800


    Fine stool/headrest. Dinka. Southern Sudan. Good form and patina.Curved seat with 6 supporting legs decorated with ends of bullet shells. Woven leather strap with small brass bell. Pre 1950′s. L – 41 cm.   SOLD

  • Kifwebe mask. DRC

    Fine Kifwebe mask. Luba/Songye.DRC. Ex private collection Penn Kent. London. Purchased gallery Galerie Walu,Zurich 2001. H- 42 cm. £5800



    House posts were used to partition areas in a traditional dwelling. Gurage culture, Ethiopia. Wood,early 20th century. These types of posts would have been positioned in the ground , they then acted as a form of room/space divider. The forms are thought to represent abstract human figures. H – 205 cm and 170 cm.£950, £750

  • Fine early Mumuye figure

    A fine Mumuye figure coming from the private collection of Jonathan Lowen, London.Wonderful form and surface patina. H – 110 cm. Price on request.

  • cEREMONIAL FIGURE. Sukuma.Tanzania

    A powerful standing ceremonial figure. Sukuma,Tanzania.  Wood painted red with aluminium plated eyes and mouth. H – 90 cm. Price on request.

  • Royal cup. Kuba DRC

    A finely decorated palm wine cup. Kuba Kingdom DRC. Finely decorated handle and body with typical Kuba geometric designs.Early 20th century.Ex Belgium collection. £450

  • Title staff. Tanzania

    Title staff. Haha/Gogo. Tanzania. Animal form with lusty worn patina. H –  95 cm. £580

  • Hunters fetish. Mali

    A traditional hunters fetish. Mali. Worn with one of the metal rings through the wrist and carried as a fly wisp such pieces were carried as a form of protection from harmful spirits. Metal rings,leather pouches and charms covering fetish material,fly wisp of  animal hair.Mid 20th century or before. £450. Comes with display stand.

  • Ceremonial hat. Lega

    Ceremonial hat. Bawani society,Lega. DRC.  Such hats were a symbol of high rank and prestige amongst the members of the Bwani society.Wicker frame covered with pangolin skin (sacred  to the Lega) early European buttons and clam shells. Comes on custom made stand. SOLD

  • Rare giraffe hide shield with white ostrich feathers

    A rare giraffe hide shield.Northern Kenya/border with Uganda.Typical in form to shields found in this region also extending up to Southern Sudan. Surmounted with white ostrich feathers. Wooden handle at the back,some lose of hair to the front of the shield. Early 20th century. Ex private colllection UK. CBDAHOO. Price on request

  • Three fine bronze gold dust spoons. Akan.

    Three finely made beaten brass spoons used for measuring gold dust. 17th – 18th century. Akan. Ghana. L – 7 cm.11 cm.12 cm. £240 group of three. Ex private collection UK.

  • Broze tortoise amulet. Senufo.

    Bronze amulet diviner piece. Senufo. Ivory Coast.Flat casting with spiral back design, Raised dot decoration in the centre. Diameter 65 mm. 19th century or before. Small bronze figurines like this were used by the Senufo diviner during ritual. Ex Seward Kennedy collection. £220

  • Mitsogo mask. Gabon

    Fine Mitsogo mask. Gabon. Ex Belgium private collection. First half 20th century. £3200

  • Bronze female figure. Delta region

    A fine early cast bronze female figure. Delta region, Mali and Burkina Faso.19th century or before. Ex Seward Kennedy collection.London. H – 61mm. £650

  • Bronze horseman figure.Kotoko.Chad

    A fine small bronze horseman figure. Kotoko civilization,Chad.  Believed to bring good luck or blessings of the gods, “Kotoko Equestrians” are personal items most often worn as pendants on necklaces or bracelets, which represent a source of spiritual strength for their owners. H – 35 mm. Ex private collection London. £280

  • Finely decoreted palm wine cup. Kuba – DRC

  • 19th century palm wine cup. Ngombe DRC

  • Large wooden bowl early 20th century.Ethiopia

    A large in form and finely decorated on the back wooden bowl from Ethiopia. Household bowls like this impressive piece would have been hung on the wall with the design facing outwards so acting also as a form of visual decoration. Early part 20th century. Diameter-49 cm Depth 20cm. SOLD

  • Mother and child figure.Tanzania

    A fine early mother and child figure. Kaguru – Tanzania.The mother sitting on a stool holding her baby on her lap.Height  -  47  cm. £2200

  • Ethiopian high back chair

    Medium in size with three curved supporting lets.Late 19th century. Good form and condition. H 83 cm. Diameter –  47 cm. £950

  • Pair of figures.Male and female.Baule,Ivory Coast

    A pair of early 20th century Baule figures. Male and female, Ivory Coast. Both with very finely carved features and coiffure. Encrusted patinas due to age. Ex Herbert Riesser NY 1967. Ex Pen Kent collection UK . Height  -  30cm. Price on request.

  • Ceremonial knife. Songye DRC

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

  • Early Bongo figure.Sudan

    Fine early Bongo ancestral figure. Southern Sudan.Late 19th – early 20th century. Dense heavy wood with weathered surface.Metal inserted eyes.H – 138 cm. Price on request. BDGGEO

  • 19th century Ethiopian high backed chair.

    A large and unusual late 19th century Ethiopian high backed throne.Coming from the Jimma region.Carved from a heavy brown wood,supported by three curved legs with a rare cut out cross design on the back rest. Nice patina and in good condition. H – 101 cm . W – 57 cm. £1900.

  • Fine figurative gold weight.Ghana

    A finely cast Akan gold weight. Ghana. 19th century. Depicting a man holding a staff with a bundle on his head. Ex private collection UK.Height – 3cm. £750

  • Fine early Akan gold weight

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

  • Akan gold weight. Ghana

    Palm tree gold weight. Akan,Ghana.19th century. H – 4 cm.£150 (including wooden display base)

  • Gold weight.Ghana. 18th – 19th Cent.

    Bird gold weight. Ghana. 18th-19th century. Ex private collection UK.H – 46 mm. SOLD

  • Akan gold weight. Canoe. Ghana

    Canoe gold weight. Akan. Ghana. 18th century. L – 65mm. £150

  • Reclining chair. 19th century. Ethiopia

    A fine two piece reclining back rest/chair. 19th century. Ethiopia. Consisting of two pieces of wood,the back rest 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

  • Fine reclining chair. 1920′s. Senufo. Ivory Coast

    A fine reclining chiefs chair. Senufo. The chair has a beautiful patina. The arm rests are carved as two birds heads,the leopard print velvet a later edition, possible added in France around 1950′s.The leg rests extend out and are removable. The chair is extremely comfortable and strong. L –  180 cm W – 62 cm..£1900

  • Highlands shield. Southern Highlands. Papua New Guinea.

    Ceremonial war shield. Lai Valley, Southern Highlands. Papua New Guinea. H- 120 cm W – 42 cm. Price on request.

  • Highlands shield. Southern Highlands.Papua New Guinea

    Ceremonial war shield. Napa Valley,Southern Highlands. Circle design decorated with red pigments. H- 117 cm x 46 cm. £2800

  • Eastern Highlands ceremonial war shield. Papua New Guinea

    Ceremonial war shield. Eastern Highlands.Papua New Guinea.Rare form of highlands shield with linear design and dots.Decorated with natural earth pigments.H  -  160 cm. Wide 62 cm. Price on request. BCGCHOO

  • Large Western Highlands ceremonial war shield. Papua New Guinea.

    Striking ceremonial war shield with sun design coming from the Wahgi Valley,Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. H – 164 cm Wide  -  66 cm. Price on request.BDFDEOO

  • Royal stool. Bijago. Guinea Bissau.

    A rare type of stool used by elders of rank and title. Bijago. Guinea -Bissau.Ex private collection UK.19th century.Local restoration to one of the supporting arms. L – 54 cm. H – 36 cm.Price  - £750