• Fine early Akan gold weight

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

  • 19TH CENTURY ANTELOPE GOLD WEIGHT. GHANA

    A finely cast gold weight of a antelope with extended curved horns.19th century. Akan. Ghana.  Ex private collection UK. L 35 mm H 25 mm £240

  • Figurative gold weight. Ghana 19th century

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

  • Bronze gold weight of a buffalo

    A  18th – 19th century bronze gold weight of a buffalo. Akan,Ghana.Ex private collection Germany. L -5 cm. £240

  • Portrait of two bronze processional figures. Fon,Benin

    Two fine bronze processional figures,one carrying a pig in a basket on its head and other with a wand in its hand.Mounted on a bronze base.Fon,Dahoney. Cica 1900.Ex UK collection. Length 14.5 cm. £390

  • Gold weight of a bird in a trap. Akan 19th century.

    A finely cast Akan gold weight depicting a bird being caught in a trap.Ex Seward Kennedy collection UK. 19th century. L 37 mm £250

  • Miniture divination piece.Burkina Faso

    A very fine and early miniature divination piece depicting a embraced male and female. Bronze.Burkina Faso. Height –  5cm. 19th century. Private collection UK. £280

  • Miniature divination piece.Burkina Faso.

    A very fine and early miniature divination piece depicting a male figure. Bronze.Burkina Faso. Height –  5cm. 19th century. Private collection UK. £280

  • SHIELDS – SEE BELOW

  • Small shield

    A small curved wooden shield from the Meru  - Kenya.Pleasing shape and decorated with now faded paints of green and blue.Used as a ceremonial dance shield.Height  - 45cm. Price  -  £650 [comes with display stand]

  • Iron shield. East Africa

    A early 20th century iron shield from the Lake Turkana region.Iron with aluminum strip and handle at the back.Height  -  894cm on metal display stand.Price – £850.

  • Round buffalo hide shield.

    Taturu people. Tanzania. Buffalo hide with wooden stick attached at the back also acting as the handle.First half 20th century. H – 47cm. £650.

  • Shield.Topoke – DRC

    Woven palm bark basketry at the rear.Decorated on the front with bands of white pigments,common with Topoke shields.In good over all condition.Early 20th century.Ex private coll. UK. H – 95 cm. £950.

  • Hide shield – Tanzania

    Buffalo hide in circular form with traditional decorations in natural pigments. Taturu people.Tanzania.D –  55cm. £750

  • 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.  £1900

  • Hide shield. Northern Kenya

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

  • Turkana shield

    Tall hide shield. Coming from the northern region of Kenya. Lake Turkana region. Turkana tribe. Nicely formed in good condition. Early part 20th century. H – 132 cm. £1200  

  • HIDE SHIELD – cameroon

    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 leather handle at the rear.Ref. page 46 ‘Shields African,Southeast…..’  Ex private coll. Height  -   Price  - £750

  • Tiny wicker dance shield

    A small ceremonial dance shield. Tight wicker weave with wicker handle. Wooden knob in the center. Shi – Eastern region of DRC and border with Rwanda.Shields like these are normally carried and danced with by the women.What makes these piece unusual is its size. Early 20th century. £ 550.

  • Dance shield

    A early wooden dance shield decorated with pigments and traces of paint.Meru – Kenya.Carved in a light wood and slightly curved in form. Shields like this would have been used in ceremonial dance similar to other cultures in the Rift Valley region and neighboring regions ie the Kikuyu and  Tutsi in Rwanda.Height- 53cm. £ 750

  • Wooden shield. Rwanda

    A fine wooden dance shield. Rwanda/Eastern DRC. Decorated & now faded with natural pigments of red,black & white following the incised zig zag designs on the front. Native repair to lower section of the shield. The handle,carved in one piece to the body of the shield,shows good signs of use.H – 58 cm. £750

  • Hide shield. 19th century Ethiopia

    Buffalo hide shield. 19th century. Oromo region. Ethiopia. Diameter – 70 cm. £1500

  • 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

  • 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.£4500

  • BASKETRY AND WOVEN PIECES INCLUDING TUTSI BASKETS AND DECORATIVE WALL PANELS – SEE BELOW

  • Woven storage basket. Southern Tanzania.Mid 20th century or before

    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 a abstract designs.Mid 20th century. Haha tribe – Tanzania.  Diameter 40 cm. Height  - 31 cm.Price  -  £570

  • Presentation tray ‘Agakoko’ – Tutsi

    A very fine ‘Agakoko’ presentation tray. Tutsi people, Rwanda. Ex Pierre Loos Brussels. First half 20th century. Diameter – 18.5 cm. £450

  • Woven bark fibre wall panel.MONGO – DRC

    A woven bark traditional wall panel. Mongo – DRC. Circa 1930′s. Ex private German collection.Made from flat strips of bark fiber. Comes mounted on backing board covered with black fabric. 37cm x 52cm. Price  -  £390

  • Woven bark panel.Mongo – DRC

    A woven traditional wall panel with simple abstract design. Mongo – DRC. Circa 1930′s. Ex private German collection.Made from flat strips of bark fiber. Comes mounted on backing board covered with black fabric. 37cm x 52cm. Price  -  £390

  • RARE flat weave CONGO MAT

    This is a fine early mat, Bakongo culture – DRC.Early 20th cent.Woven from flat strands of cane, rare mats like this would have decorated the royal household. The design dates to a early period & found only in the lower Congo.Ex private UK coll.Ref plate x1 ‘African Design’ Margret Trowell. 59 x 127cm. £1600

  • Finely woven presentation baskets. Tutsi. Rwanda

    Very finely woven presentation baskets ‘Igiseke’. Tutsi people,Rwanda.All early 20th century.Plant fibers 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. £450. £1400. £650

  • HATS AND HEAD ADORNMENTS – SEE BELOW

  • Woman’s head adornment. Lega. DRC

    Rare type of woman’s head adornment coming from the Lega  - DRC. Decorated with early buttons,animal teeth and fine glass beads.Diameter  -  18 cm. Price  - £750

  • Lega hat.DRC

    Fine Lega hat  - DRC. Beautifully decorated with rows of old vegetable ivory buttons and clam shells. Mid 20th century.Height  - 28 cm. £850

  • Ceremonial hat. Makonde. Mozambique. First half 20th century

    Ceremonial hat. Makonde – Mozambique. Bird feathers attached to a circular woven grass frame.Decorated with a strip of early glass beads,red and white with animal hair attached. This hat would have been worn in ceremonials flat ontop of the head as a symbol of importance and prestige. £650

  • Ceremonial hat.PENDE – DRC

    Ceremonial chieftains hat. Pende – DRC. Mid 20th century. £850.

  • hat – Lega

    Ceremonial hat.Lega – Dem Republic Congo. Hornbill and pods from the Meseza tree fastened onto a wicker frame.Hats of this type represent an old type of headdress called ‘mukuba wa maseza’.They are one of the many types of adornment worn by  highest initiates of  ‘kindi’ . H – 25 cm. £850

  • FIGURES – SEE BELOW

  • Title or prestige staff. Tanzania

    Prestige staff. Hehe. Tanzania.Staffs like this were carried by elders as a symbol of title and rank.First half 20th century.Ex private collection UK.H 58 cm.£650