• tribal ADORNMENT AND BEADED APRONS,SKIRTS ETC – SEE BELOW

  • Dogon necklace

    An early Dogon necklace worn by the Hogon.Mali.Iron chain with green stone pendant.19th century. £350

  • Dogon necklace

    An early Dogon necklace worn by the high priest ‘Hogon’. Mali . Iron chain with stone pendant. 19th century. £350

  • Boar tusk bangle

    A rare boar tusk bangle.Worn on the upper arm. Nile river region of Sudan. Two boar tusks bound with leather. Mid 20th century or before. £450

  • Beaded ceremonial skirt

    A fine beaded ceremonial skirt. Iraqw culture. Tanzania. Early glass beads sown onto strips of animal hide. H – 1500 cm.Comes mounted on a backing board. £3500

  • BEADED SKIRT

    A fine and early beaded ceremonial skirt. Iraqw culture. Tanzania. Early glass bead on thin strips of animal hide. Early 20th century.Comes mounted on a display board.  £1800

  • Beadwork

    A collection of early Zulu bead work. Southern African. Coming from one private collection and comprising of four necklaces of various beaded configurations.All early 20th century. Comes mounted on a display board. £650 set.

  • Beaded neck adornment

    A early beaded neck adornment. Pokot. Northern Kenya. Early glass beads with strips of leather supports. Comes mounted on a display board. Diameter 20 cm.£370

  • Beaded bag

    A attractive beaded bag. Toposa. Sudan. Fine rows of glass beads and cowrie shells sown onto a leather backing. Comes mounted on a display board.£550

  • Set of early 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.

  • Beaded skirt

    A  rare beaded skirt from the Iraqw culture – Tanzania.Early part 20th cent.Made from animal hide and decorated in an abstract design with small glass beads.Made during the young girl’s initiation ‘Marmo’ and worn during their coming out and rebirth ceremony….the girls entrance into womanhood.Length  - 1.2m approx. £2800

  • Beaded apron

    A fine early beaded apron. Toposa tribe, South Sudan.Early glass beads in bands of black,orange,red and yellow sown onto a piece of animal hide. Custom mounted.Price – £550

  • Kalacha

    ‘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

  • Beaded neck adornment and matching apron

    A very finely beaded girls neck adornment/collar with matching apron. Pokot tribe of northern Kenya.The apron is finely beaded back and front.It has two strands of beads that would have looped over the shoulders to give it support. Given as a bridal gift as a symbol of wealth. Mid 20th cent.Price  - £850

  • Masks – SEE BELOW

  • Sukuma mask

    A powerful and unusual type of Sukuma mask.Tanzania. Wood, covered with a thin layer of animal hide and decorated with natural pigments of red and white.Ex collection Ralf Schulte,German. Published ‘Glaube,Kult and Geisterwelt’. £1800

  • Makonde mask

    A fine Makonde ‘mapiko’ mask.Collected in the 1960′s in Mozambique and kept in a private collection in the UK till now.Light wood decorated with yellow pigments with typical Makonde facial scarifications. £1500    

  • Luvale mask

    A fine Luvale mask. Zambia and Angola border region. Large female mask collected in the 1960′s ex-private collection, UK. Fine features with its original head costume. £2400

  • Chokwe mask

    A fine and rare  Chokwe mask.Light wood decorated with yellow pigments with unusual facial markings. The headdress is made from bark fibre decorated with natural pigments. Ex Afrika Museum collection Berg en Dal,Netherlands.(1960) with original museum documentation. H – 24 cm. £5800

  • Head crest mask

    ‘Egungun’ masks are the spiritual embodiment of the Yoruba ancestors.The mask ,placed on top of the head, has very fine features,fine coiffure, rounded face with typical Yoruba facial markings.Early 20th century Ex private coll. UK. £1800

  • Small fetish mask

    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.

  • Animal mask

    A early wooden ceremonial dance mask depicting a wild dog. Makua and Yao people, Tanzania    H – 17 cm. Ex private coll. Walter Hekster. Netherlands.Published. Yale GVR no. 0077943.£1850

  • Old Makonde mask

    A very expressive and early Makonde mask.The mask has a large lip plate and well worn surface.Original straps to fasten the mask are still attached.A piece of animal hide is attached to the head of the mask.Early part 20th century.Ex private collection UK. £1900

  • Mask Chewa

    A fine early dance mask. Chewa – Malawi.A mask with great expression .Carved from a light wood.Extensive signs of use.Early 20th century.£1800

  • Sukuma mask

    A fine early Sukuma mask – Tanzania.Carved from brown hard wood and decorated in parts with red pigment.Wonderful expression. First half 20th century.Height  - 34 cm. £3400

  • 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. £3400

  • Mask

    A rare Southern Sudanese mask.Probably Bongo,with influence coming from the Zande {Sudan/DRC border region}.Field collected in the 1990′s.Carved from a hard wood.Early 20th century. H –  28 cm. £1500

  • Old Chewa mask

    Very early and powerful dance mask, Chewa  -  Malawi. Wood,showing extensive signs of use and age. Eroded surface with nails  on top and around the sides of the masks.Large circular ears and puffed cheeks.Late 19th century to early 20th century. £1600

  • Makonde Terracotta mask

    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

  • Kete mask

    A fine Kuba Kete mask – DRC. The mask has a powerful expression with fine markings in natural pigments. Ex private collection London and Brussels. Price on request.

  • Makonde mask

    Helmet style mask. Makonde. Tanzania and Mozambique.  H –  30 cm. £1200

  • 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

  • Animal mask

    A powerful and large baboon mask. Luba DRC. Light wood decorated with bird feathers and fibre costume.The Luba are known for creating a variety of animal masks around the middle part of last century.Ref. to ‘Luba Zoo’ a publication on Luba animal masks. Height excluding costume 80 cm.£1900

  • Animal mask

    Animal mask of a goat. Makua – Mtwara region,Tanzania.The Makua, neighbours to the Makonde,are prolific carvers of animal masks of a rich variety of characters.Carved from a balsa wood with animal hair. Large horns and ears.H 50 cm. £1200

  • Punu mask

    A fine early Punu mask.Gabon. Ex Gallery Flak Paris 2001 and private collection Pen Kent, London. First half 20th century.H – 31 cm .SDCGEOO. Price on request.

  • 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

  • Old Sukuma mask

    A very early ceremonial dance mask – Sukuma,Tanzania.Carved from a hard brown wood.The mask has powerful primitive qualities with extensive use. Early 20th century.H – 33 cm. £1850

  • Pende mask

    Fine Pende mask. DRC. A mask with good expression and with original costume. Ex private collective Netherlands. £2800

  • Mask in the form of a Pangolin

    The Egbukere was a major cultural 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. France. £5200

  • Bamileke mask

    A early 20th century Bamileke mask with great expression. This mask was originally purchased from Christies London in 1974 and then held until recently in a private collection in London. Height – 38 cm. £3700