• beautifully beaded ceremonial woman’s skirt – iraqwi Tanzania

    Made from strips of animal hide and decorated with early beads. Iraqwi women are well know for created these masterpieces of abstract bead work.No two skirts are of the same design and most like this one were created pre 1930′s.Later examples were made for the tourist market.Length – .Price as mounted  - £3400


    Cotton prestige mans hat ‘ashetu’.Bamileke – Cameroon. Mid 20th century.Woven cotton  and wool fiber in good condition.These hats are reminiscent of a elaborate hair style once worn throughout the grasslands Ref page 57 Crowning achievements.Height  - 23cm. Price – £850

  • Beaded neck adorment and matching apron – Pokot

    A very finely beaded girls neck adornment/collar and matching apron.Coming from the Pokot tribe of northern Kenya.The apron is particularly finely beaded back and front.It has two strands of beads that would have looped over the shoulders to give it support.Price  - £870

  • 88.Head adornment/hat – Lega

    Rare type of head adornment coming from the Lega  - DRC. Decorated with early buttons,animal teeth and fine glass beads.Diameter  -  18cm. Price  - £850

  • 91.Feather hat. Bamileke – Cameroon

    Ceremonial hat.Bamileke – Cameroon. Black forest bird feathers on woven cap.Height  - 28cm. Price – £650

  • 93. Lega hat

    Fine Lega hat  - DRC. Beautifully decorated with rows of old vegetable ivory buttons and clam shells. Height  - 28cm. £900

  • 25. Mask – Nyamwezi

    A powerful old Nyamwezi mask from Tanzania. Carved from a semi hard wood with various native restorations of leather patches and wire.Height  - 32cm. ANVAFOO.  Price  - £1600

  • 77. 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]

  • 73. 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.

  • 60. Fine prestige club – Angola

    Prestige club from Angola, Chokwe. Deep lusty patina all over,the head has been finely carved with notched ridges,probably stone carved.This gives the pieces its quality,the contract between the smooth handle and the textured  head.Length –  57cm. Price £850 – NOW £650!

  • 84.Pipe – Zulu

    A long slender pipe -Zulu.Southern Africa,Circa – early part 20th century.Comes presented on custom made stand.In good condition.Price  -  £450.Length 34 cm

  • 32. Double bowl – Lozi

    A  rare type of traditional food presentation bowl- Lozi,Zambia.This double bowl has a carved fish on one lid and attractive decorations on both lids.The Lozi homeland is on the banks of the Zambizi River,animals that live on the river – fish,turtles,wild ducks etc are often depicted on the bowls.Mid 20th cent.Length – 54cm.  £850

  • 69. Meat platter – Zulu

    A unusually formed [ fish shaped ] Zulu meat platter.Good age and patina.Height  - 75cm. Ex early English collection.Price £750

  • 42.Zulu Pot

    Fine and large Zulu pot with woven lid.Striking zig zag decoration with good shape and condition.Mid 20th century.Price £950

  • 95.Storage containers

    Two fine milk containers that reflects the importance of milk amongst the Borana – Somalia & Ethiopia. The left -made from a  calabash,cover in animal hide to give protection  & decorated with fine strands of white metal.The right – finely woven white metal strands & fibre.Prices – LR – £650 + £580 H -62cm +…

  • 8.Set of early Zulu beadwork

    A fine set of four mounted pieces of early Zulu bead work.Pre 1930′s.Came from a private collection.Nicely mounted on a stretch frame. Price  -  £650.

  • 10.Beaded skirt – Iraqw

    A  rare beaded skirt from the Iraqw culture – Tanzania.Early part 20th cent.Made from animal hide and decorated in a abstract design with small glass beads,typical of Iraqw skirts.Made during the young girls initiation and worn during the ‘coming out/rebirth’ ceremony.The girls entrance into womanhood.Length  - 1.2m approx.  Price £2800

  • 47.Beaded neckpiece. Pokot – Kenya

    A beautiful beaded neck piece/adornment. Pokot  - Kenya.Diameter 20cm. 1950′s or before.£375

  • 24.Beaded apron.

    An attractive and early beaded apron from the Toposa -South Eastern region of Sudan.Early glass beads in bands of black,orange,red and yellow sown onto a piece of animal hide. Custom mounted.Price – £550

  • 5.Kalacha. Konso – Ethiopia

    ‘Kalacha’ Konso people.Southern Ethiopia.Worn as a head decoration by a chief or elder of importance.It is a symbol of fertility and power. Aluminium with bone button and leather strap.Early last century. Length  - 17cm long.Price £470

  • 57.Old female figure.Mende – Sierra Leone

    A fine tall upright female figure with typical Mende features – elaborate coiffure,long neck and small head.Powerful chest,shoulders and arms.Deep patina.Ex private collection UK.Height  - 60cm. £2400 – now £1500

  • 68.Headrest. Turkana – Kenya

    Early ‘ U’ shaped headrest from Northern Kenya. Hard wood fastened with a piece of telephone wire acting as the handle.Has a series of aluminum pieces attached that are both restoration and decoration. Pre 1950′s,a early headrest with all the signs of a lot of traditional use.Height  - 19cm.Price  -  £350  

  • 65. Large headrest. Dassanech – Ethiopia

    Large wing shaped headrest from the Lake Turkana region Ethiopia & Kenya. Unusual in form with three curved supporting columns,cup shaped base with leather holding strap.The up turned & arched curved support has a traditional restoration with aluminum rivets.A headrest  large in form with good patina & age.L 29cm H  - 20cm.Price  -  £550

  • 33.Tall drum. Makonde/Mozambique – Tanzania

    A fantastic old ceremonial drum decorated with a striking circle and dot design around its body.Drums of this form are typically found in the border region of Tanzania and Mozambique and are used during tribal dance ceremonies.Still in good condition with no damage to its original skin.Early 20th cent.Height – 135cm. £1200

  • 4. Chiefs stool – Tanzania

    A rare type of chieftains stool collected from the Wagogo of southern Tanzania.The complex style of stool signifies that it was only used by a person of high rank,elders or a chief.Carved from one piece of hard wood with fine etching designs around each supporting column. Pre 1940′s. Price  - £850

  • 71.Small Ethiopian chair

    A lovely small early Ethiopian chair with a lot of presence.Turn of last century,carved from one piece with a beautiful worn patina.Height  - 67cm.Price – £680

  • 3. Chiefs stool – Ashante

    A fine and rare type of Ashante stool,Ghana. Pre 1940′s.Unusually decorated on both sides with four snakes that would have acted as a form of protection to the sitting chief.Ex private collection UK.Length – 48cm. Price  - £850

  • 47.Cutting board – Ethiopia

    A Garage cutting board,circa early 20th century, from central Ethiopia with good form and age.Abstract animal features carved from one piece of heavy wood. Height  -  55cm.Price  - £650

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