• Small fetish mask.Makonde

    A fine small female fetish mask.Makonde – Tanzania. Carved in a light wood with traces of white kaolin decorating the face.Fetish hole at the top of the head.1950′s.H – 16cm .£750.

  • Title staff. Tanzania

    A fine title staff in curved form with a female head at the end.The female head as small white beaded eyes and good expression.This type of staff was traditionally handled with the head resting on the shoulder.They were carried as a symbol of rank and prestige.Mid 20th century or before.L – 55cm    £590

  • Fine palm wine cup.Kuba.DRC

    A fine and beautifully carved cup with intricate waved design.Such vessels were used amongst the Kuba men of title for drinking palm wine.Early 20th century.H –  14.5 cm.Ex private European collection. £750

  • Milk containers. Ganda – Uganda

    Two beautiful wooden milk containers with finely woven tops.Containers like these are found amongst the Ganda in Uganda and also the Tutsi in Rwanda.They show the importance and high value placed with milk in both these cultures.Early 20th century.H –  27cm. £390 each. SOLD

  • Stool.Southern Sudan

    This elephant stool was given to the previous owner by her farther who was the lead doctor in Southern Sudan.He was given the stool as a gift for services rendered from a Dinka chief in the early 1940′s.Carved in a very heavy dense wood with worn patina. H – 63 cm. £950

  • Chair.Guro – Ivory Coast

    A fine low wooden tribal chair with metal decorations coming from the Guro people  in the Ivory Coast..Ex private coll.UK. H – 52 cm.Early 20th century. £950

  • Title staff

    Title staff.Kaguru – Tanzania. Staff with snake wrapped around and spiraling down the shaft.The head is surmounted with a baboon head with glass beaded eyes.Ex private coll. USA. H – 80 cm.  £1800

  • Chokwe mask

    A fine and rare type of Chokwe mask.Light wood decorated with yellow pigment with striking and unusual facial markings. The headdress is made from bark fiber decoarted with natural pigments. Ex Afrika Museum collection Berg en Dal,Netherlands.(1960) H – 24 cm. Price on request.

  • Dance figure.Sukuma – Tanzania

    A fine Sukuma figure with movable arms & feet.Held around the mid rift & used in traditional dance ceremonies to celebrate the end of year harvest when dances from each village would gather to compete for the prize of the best dancing troupe.Ex private coll. Netherlands.Early – mid 20th century. H – 59cm. £2600

  • Village scene.Oil on board.1930′s-1940′s.

    Early oil on board painted in naive style.Signed by artist,possibly of Congo origin due to its style.In original frame of the same period.44 x 54cm.£850  

  • African river scene.Circa 1960′s.

    Oil on board by Godfrey A Okiki.Born 1940. (Signed lower right) Nigeria. Ex propery of a gentleman,UK. H X W 96 x 96 cm. Price on request

  • Water vessel. Kabyle,Algeria

    Early and finely decorated water vessel. Kabyle – Algeria.Circa early 20th century.Ex private coll. UK. L 25cm. £480

  • Fetish mask

     A early fetish mask – Luba ,DRC. Small wooden mask adorned with forest snail shells, metal rings, feathers and raffia.H 22 cm. £900

  • Animal mask.Luba – DRC

    Luba baboon mask.Light wood,bird features and fiber costume.The Luba are known for creating a variety of animal masks around the middle part of last century up to the 1970′s.Ref. to ‘Luba Zoo’ a publication on Luba style masks.These mostly captured animals of the forest . £2800

  • Animal mask.East Africa

    A early animal mask (goat) Makura – Mtwara region,Tanzania.The Makua, neighbours to the Makonde,are prolific carvers of animal masks in particular.They,like the Makonde, regularly danced with animal masks as a form of entertainment and to celebrate important occasions. This mask,carved from balsa wood with obvious signs of regular use over time. H 50 cm.£1400.

  • 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 amongst the Topoke.In good over all condition.Early 20th century.Ex private coll. UK. H – 95cm. £1100.

  • Headrest.Southern Sudan.

    Headrest. In typical zoomorphic form.Dinka people. Southern Sudan.L – 40 cm. £450.

  • Hide shield – Tanzania

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

  • Early traditional Ethiopian house post – Gurage culture

    A fine early wooden house post.Gurage  – Ethiopia. 19th century, with good patina and fine line etched decorations running the length of the post. Used as a decorative house post positioned in the entrance inside a traditional Gurage dwelling. Height 210 cm. £1200

  • Early Gurage [Ethiopia] house post with phallic form.

    A fine early wooden house post. Gurage  – Ethiopia. 19th century, with phallic symbols at the top.Used as a decorative house post positioned in the entrance inside a traditional Gurage dwelling. Height 1.8 meters.19th century. £900 with custom made mount.

  • Three forked ‘Oule Sheikh Hussein’ pilgrimage staffs

    Group of three ‘Oule Sheikh Hussein’ pilgrimage staffs.With typical forked form these staffs where carried during pilgrimage in the Ethiopian highlands,the forked staff was symbolic to show the carried was on this sacred rite and when needed should be offered hospitality.750 pounds set of three as mounted. – £750

  • 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

  • Old Ethiopian high backed chair

    Old Ethiopian chair with a wonderful surface patina with organic form. Medium in size  - H 62cm x 45 cm. Mid to late 19th century. Three supporting legs with slightly curved supporting back support with deep surface patination. Price  -  £850.  Click on image for side show

  • Ethiopian chair

    A small nicely shaped Ethiopian chair with four supporting legs.The chair has four curved supporting legs which is rarer to find with Ethiopian chairs.It has a deep lusty patina from long age and regular use.19th century.Height  -  75 cm Diameter  - 25 cm.Price  -  £750

  • Unusual wood and leather chair – Ethiopia

    A early 20th century low wood & leather siting 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

  • Nyamwezi mask

    A early Nyamwezi dance mask - Tanzania. Powerful expression typical for masks from this tribal group. Animal hide has been added around the mouth as decoration and also to the back of the mask where leather strips have been fastened. Early 20th century.Ex private German collection  (published). £1800

  • Makonde Terracotta mask.Mozambique and Tanzania

    Ceremonial fetish mask in terracotta. Makonde  - Mozambique/ Tanzania.Doubled faced with fine decorations.Used in initiation dance ceremonies where the dancer would carry such a mask and after place it on the ground, it would then become a central part of the ceremony.1950′s.£900

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 adorment worn by  highest initiates of kindi . H – 25cm. £900

  • calabash traditional medicine container.

    A old gourd medicine container with carved stopper/head.The container is decorated with a strands of old red and white glass beads.The head has white glass beaded eyes and fine strands of transparent beads acting as hair. Laguru tribe – Tanzania.Price  - £650

  • Mask.Chewa – Malawi

    A early dance mask from the Chewa tribe – Malawi.This mask has a great expression with wrinkles under the eyes and forehead..Carved from a light wood.Early to mid 20th century.Price on request  AHEO

  • Sukuma

    A fine early Sukuma mask – Tanzania.Carved from a dense brown hard wood and decorated with red colouring.Inserted wooden teeth with elongated features. Well used mask with powerful expression.Height  - 34cm. Price on request.

  • Body mask

    Body mask –  Makonde. Light wood and coloured with natural pigments. Etched and dotted design resembling tattooing on the stomach with fine pointed breasts . A well used mask used during the dance to celebrate the girls initiation into woman hood.1950′s or before. Height  - 49cm. £2800

  • Ekpeye horizontal mask in the form of a Pangolin. Igbo.Nigeria

    The Egbukere was a major cuiltural masked celebration.The dancers wore a huge variety of head dresses,from fish to mammal to human….The pangolin ‘akwerekwa’ would appear from the forest in the late afternoon imitating the actions of the blacksmith who he represents in the animal world. Ex private coll. Price on request.

  • 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

  • Ceremonial women’s skirt – Iraqw Tanzania

    Made from strips of animal hide and decorated with 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 1950′s.Length -  180 cm. Price on request.

  • HAT – CAMEROON

    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