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Stunning Guro Horned Mask. Bird Motifs. Wood. Cote d’Ivoire. Africa

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    The Guro of Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) have handmade colorful masks for generations. These masks are similar to the Baule….. but the similarity ends there.   The Guro (Kweni) are ancient hunters (more recently farmers) in the valley regions of the Bandama River.   The daily life… Continue reading

Elegant & Antique Wooden Gothic-flavored Bowl. Hardwood & Brass. Family Shield. France.

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    Certainly a design classic with brass handles and rim. Perhaps a fruit bowl or container to hold the family jewels. Obviously from a wealthy family who had this handmade with their family crest.   Look at the details and condition. Quite spectacular. Dated… Continue reading

Large Desktop Prayer Wheel. Handmade and Hand Crafted. Buddhist. Paper Scroll. Nepal

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Prayer wheels are Tibetan Buddhist praying instruments, with the mantra engraved: Om Mani Padme Hum, Avalokitesvara’s mantra. Prayers are also printed on a paper scroll rolled inside the metal cylinder. Very powerful.   Prayer wheels are fixed to the walls of monasteries, grouped around stupas, found in… Continue reading

Suku Helmet Mask. Basuku People. Rite of Passage. Kholuka. DNC / Zaire. Africa

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  Suku people have lived in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire) since the 16th Century. Their economic source is farming but occasionally join in communal hunts.   Suku’s are known for their large carved figures (e.g. fertility figures, crouching fetish figures, ancestral statues… Continue reading

Museum Quality Lord Ganesh Sawankhalok Stoneware / Pottery Statue. Porcelain. 16/17th Century. Thailand.

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The best known of all traditional Thailand ceramics are those named and from Sawankhalok. Such stoneware is decorated in a rich brown glaze and decorated with an opaque glaze. The finely crackled surface of the glaze is lightly speckled from ash residue deposits during the low temperature glazing process.… Continue reading

Helmet Mask. Suku or Basuku People. Rite of Passage. Kholuka. DNC / Zaire. Africa

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  Suku people have lived in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire) since the 16th Century. Their economic source is farming but occasionally join in communal hunts.   Suku’s are known for their large carved figures (e.g. fertility figures, crouching fetish figures, ancestral statues… Continue reading

Huge and Rare Yombe Nkisi / Nkondi Three – Faced Statue. Vili / Loango Tribe. DRC / Congo. Africa

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  During the 13th Century, the Kongo people began their expansion into Gabon, Zaire and Angola. One of the original tribes was called the Vili that now stretches across the coasts of Gabon and parts of the old Zaire.   Nail fetishes (aka Nkondi) are created to carry a… Continue reading

Marka / Warka Tribal Mask. Wood and Copper. Ceremonial. Mali. Africa.

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  About 2.5 million Bambara people for the largest ethnic group in Mali. The Bambara Kingdom was founded in the 17th Century and reached its pinnacle by 1787. It has always been an agricultural society with cattle rearing a secondary source of food.   In the northern… Continue reading

Large & Rare Guere / Gere Spider Mask. Stand. Cote D’Ivoire. Africa

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    Living on the northwestern edge of the Ivory Coast (near the border of Burkina Faso) are the Guere. Their neighbors are the Wobe and – although separate tribes – they are often referred as the We (translated as “men who easily forgive”). According to Jean-Baptiste Bacquart’s… Continue reading

Sarcophagus Wooden Mummy Mask. Ptolemaic Kingdom Era. Wood. Ptolemaic Kingdom. Egypt

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    An amazing amount of paint / detail left on this Egyptian sarcophagus mask. Carved in detailed relief, including the sensitive eyes and longer nose, typical of this period. All the detail is there and depending on the viewing angle, you can see different expressions. You… Continue reading
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