Global Art & Artifacts


Rare.  Mummy Figure.  Protective Statue.  Wood & Fabric.  Tanzania.  Zigula. Pwani / Tanga Regions. Africa.

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  The Zigula are a Tanzanian ethnic and linguistic people from the northern Pwani and southern Tanga regions.   To say their art is poorly understood is an understatement.  Their “wrapped mummy” statuary is used in secret rituals that protect their owners from evil spirits and power.   The… Continue reading

Horned Kuba Helmet Mask.  Wood & Paint.  Bwoom.  DRC.  Congo. Africa

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  This was quite a find.   One of the three known royal masks, the helmet Bwoom is one of the oldest mask types used by the Kuba.  These were introduced in the 17th Century by King Miko mi-Mbul.   Most often used in funerals, they are also used… Continue reading

Large Silk Door Hanging with Dragons, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail:  This is a hand embroidered piece with a red silk brocade background.  Two dragons face each other.  A Tibetan custom, wall hangings like this are used to welcome visitors at the entrances to monasteries, home and business offices.  Dragons also ward off evil.  Loops… Continue reading

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