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African Galla Tri-Leg Stool
Hand carved from a single, solid block of wood, this stool by a Galla artisan of Ethiopia retains a unique personality as a modern sculpture, seat, or table. The regular chisel marks...
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Early 20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Stools

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Wood

African Bambara Jidaga Water Vessel
Formed by pounding flattened clay around a convex mold, this well-proportioned vessel is a water storage vessel known as a jidaga, created by women of the Bambara people of Mali. Alt...
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Early 20th Century Malian Tribal Vases

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Terracotta

Vintage Navajo Germantown Blanket, circa 1890, Red Field Eye-Dazzler Pattern
By Navajo Indian Art
Antique Navajo Blanket woven circa 1890 of Germantown yarns (commercial yarns originating from mills in the area of Germantown, Pennsylvania that became popular in Navajo textiles of...
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Antique 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Wool

African Tribal Art Yoruba Metaphysical Spirit Markers Interior Design Modern Art
Yoruba Metaphysical spirit marker A Yoruba metal spirit marker Metaphysical snakes representing spirits ascending to heaven, ancestor markers are placed in the bush next to a c...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art

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Wood

Bassa Tribal Wood Dance Mask with Geometric Features, Early 20th Century, Africa
By Unknown
Bassa tribal wood dance mask with geometric features, early 20th century, Africa Carved wood Bassa dance mask, thin and elegant, would have been attached to a much larger dance co...
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Early 20th Century Liberian Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Set of Five Iron Phallus Fertility Figures
A wonderful set of five early 20th century iron phallus figures from Togo. Fertility figures like these were planted in the ground of a farmer's field to promote the fertility of the...
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Early 20th Century Togolese Tribal Mounted Objects

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Iron

African Tribal Art Fine Ashante Bronze Kuduo Antiques Interior Design
Fine Ashante bronze Kuduo. The Ashanti Kuduo was made for storing important objects such as gold dust gold jewelry and ornaments The Ashanti and Akan people of Ghana have been trad...
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Antique 18th Century Ghanaian Tribal Art

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Wood

African Tribal Art Small Royal Ewe Kente Cloth Interior Design
Ewe Kente cloth Ghana Togo The small fine kente cloth made from sections of strips of material made on a strip loom This kente cloth would have been made for a young girl who would...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art

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Wood

Dan Tribal Ritual Rice Serving Spoon, Stylized Antelope Handle, Incised Design
By Unknown
Dan tribal ritual rice serving spoon, stylized antelope handle, incised design, ivory coast, Africa An early carved wood serving spoon from the Dan people with wonderful patina fr...
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Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Small Tribal Wooden Stool from Tanzania, Mid-20th Century
By Unknown
Small tribal wooden stool from Tanzania, mid-20th century. This small wooden stool served primarily as a milking stool, and comes from any one of a number of pastoral or agricultura...
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Mid-20th Century Tanzanian Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Tribal Storage Basket Box with Lid from the Magar of Nepal, Mid-20th Century
By Unknown
Tribal storage basket box with Lid from the Magar of Nepal, mid-20th century. This rustic bamboo basket was primarily used as a storage basket for household goods. It comes from the...
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Mid-20th Century Nepalese Tribal Tribal Art

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Bamboo

Vintage South Seas Carved Teak Mermaid
Early vintage or antique South Seas carved teak Mermaid, circa 1920s or perhaps earlier, a hand carved upright figure holding a carved shell, with deeply carved flowers in grooved ha...
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Early 20th Century Pacific Islands Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Teak

Early to Mid-20th Century Mounted Tribal Bamboo Comb, Papua New Guinea
By Unknown
Early to mid-20th century mounted bamboo Comb Papua New Guinea Beautifully incised comb from the Huon Peninsula area in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Kaolin has been rubbed ...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Other Tribal Art

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Kaolin, Bamboo

20th Century Miniature Wooden Dogon Ladder
A miniature wooden Dogon ladder with seven steps and split top.
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20th Century Malian Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Mid-20th Century Tribal Zulu Beer Pot, South Africa
Zulu beer pots, or Ukhamba, are shaped with the coil method, then smoothed, incised, indented or embossed with geometric patterns, and finally fired, which hardens the clay and darke...
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Mid-20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

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Ceramic

Late 19th Century Tribal Dogon Stool, Mali
Stout, strong proportions and a dark patina give this figural stool a powerful sculptural presence. In contrast with the elongated, more naturalistic body forms found in the most det...
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Antique Late 19th Century Malian Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Late 19th Century Tribal Boa Sickle
Elegance and painstaking craftsmanship mark this Boa sickle, which stands like an alert snake, poised, rigid yet fluid. The warmth of the handle against the cool steel grey of the bl...
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Antique Late 19th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art

Late 19th Century Tribal Lumi Bowl, Papua New Guinea
A beautiful wooden bowl in the Classic almond-shaped style of the Lumi, who are located in the heart of the Sandaun Province of the northwestern corner of Papua New Guinea. When not ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Late 19th Century Tribal Nguni Tobacco Bag, South Africa
Means of carrying tobacco were as important in southern Africa as those of sampling it, and gaily beaded purses were widely produced for that purpose. Decorated as vividly as any oth...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

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Natural Fiber, Beads

19th Century Tribal South Nguni Pipe
This disc-shaped pipe is a beautiful example of South African tobacco paraphernalia and an excellent example of the region's imaginative woodworking tradition. The stem merges seamle...
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Antique 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Snuff Spoons, South Africa
South African artistry, answering the needs of both utility and style, applied its remarkable approach to design in snuff paraphernalia that doubled as eye-catching accessories. Thes...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

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Horn

Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Yao Beaded Sash, Malawi or Mozambique
A lovely beadwork sash in white, green, and blue with delicate tassels at either end. Yao beadcraft commonly features triangular motifs, and this sash is no exception, featuring hori...
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Antique Late 19th Century Malawian Tribal Tribal Art

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Beads

Late 19th Century Tribal Kuba Drinking Horn, D.R. Congo
Palm wine horns were objects of high status among the Kuba. As icons of kingly largesse they were accordingly decorative, laboriously carved in low relief with patterns of studs, con...
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Antique Late 19th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art

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Metal

Tribal Lozi Bowl
By Unknown
A beautifully carved lidded bowl with a decorative handle in the form of a swimming duck. This vessel is graced with a lovely, developed patina that displays deep, dark browns alongs...
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Early 20th Century Zambian Tribal Tribal Art

Mid-20th Century Fante Asafo Flag, Ghana
A large and graphically stunning Asafo flag. Fante flags represent the merger of two cultural traditions, the Akan tradition of combining proverbs with visual imagery, and the Eur...
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Art

Materials

Fabric

Late 19th Century Tribal Snuff Bottle, Southern Africa
The soft, feathered play of light and dark over the surface of this snuff container perfectly illustrates the subtle beauty found in horn carvings and the unique effects the medium o...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

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Horn

Late 19th Century Tribal Dan Passport Mask, Liberia
Dan passport masks were carved as miniature replicas of family masks and contained a fraction of the original's power. They would be carried on the body and might have received small...
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Antique Late 19th Century Liberian Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Late 19th Century Tribal Dogon Door Lock
By Unknown
A fine Dogon door lock surmounted by two seated figures. The angular features of the pair are emphasized by strict rectilinear shapes, echoed at the bottom of the lock's face by a st...
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Antique Late 19th Century Malian Tribal Tribal Art

Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Fon Sceptre, Benin
Royal scepters (makpo) were one of the more iconic forms in the art traditions of the Fon, located in what is now Benin. They were one of the seven symbols of authority of the Fon mo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Beninese Tribal Tribal Art

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Brass

Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Knobkerrie
By Unknown
Knobkerries were ubiquitously carried by South African men as weapons and symbols of status. While typically designed as utilitarian objects, they were oftentimes crafted with a grea...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

18th Century Tribal Tongan Pounder
Amongst the rarest objects from Polynesia is the Tongan tuki, or food pounder. These bulbous objects, mistaken by early collectors for Fijian throwing clubs, were used by Tongan wome...
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Antique 18th Century Tongan Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Late 19th Century Tribal Baule Figure
Divinatory figures among the Baule were used as dwellings of asye usu, or bush spirits, incorporeal consciousness’s from outside the village bounds brought into communication with th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Ivorian Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

20th Century Kamba Tribal Colonial Carving, Kenya
An early colonial carving from Kenya. There is a rich tradition of carving colonial figures for sale to European colonists throughout Africa. Many of these master carvers carved f...
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20th Century Kenyan Folk Art Tribal Art

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Wood

Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Snuff Gourd, South Africa
Gourds were a favored item among southern African tribes, carried by both men and women and decorated with a wide variety of methods, whether incised, inlaid with detailed wire patte...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Beads

Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Lozi Platter, Zambia
The Lozi language group, also known as the Barotse, occupies the Zambezi floodplain in southeastern Africa. Best known for their basketry, they also have a tradition of wood carving ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Zambian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

19th Century Tribal Dogon Heddle Pulley
Delicate symmetry defines this old, rare heddle pulley, which features twin figures posed back to back across an open space. The slim, caliper like silhouette of the pulley has been ...
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Antique 19th Century Malian Tribal Tribal Art

Tribal 19th Century Wooden Dance Club, Samoa
A 19th century Samoan dance paddle or club. This old dance paddle has a fine old patina and geometric form. It is known as an anave. The club has a long lozenge-shaped blade and f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Samoan Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

20th Century Tribal Makonde Helmet Mask
The powerful, ruddy hue of this helmet mask first arrests the eye, after which focus is drawn to its smooth and naturalistically rendered portrait. Masks of this type were originally...
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20th Century Tanzanian Tribal Tribal Art

Early 20th Century Tribal Zulu Beaded Necklace
By Unknown
A gorgeous Zulu beaded panel necklace showing excellent preservation. Soft pink and mild green interplay beautifully with black and white in central chevrons lined by red and blue bo...
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Early 20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

19th Century Tribal Zulu Lidded Vessel, South Africa
Zulu woodworking tradition contains several types of prestige vessels, often treated with extensive surface decoration and sometimes elaborately composed. This smaller vessel, lavish...
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Antique 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

Early 20th Century Tribal Bronze Cuff - Nigeria
Bronze armlets or cuffs were worn by select men in western Africa, granted by community leaders as symbols of status and recognition. Once donned, in some cases they might never be r...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

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Bronze

20th Century Tribal Ndebele Fertility Doll
Ndebele beaded fertility dolls are given to young girls when they attend initiation school. The doll is cared for and cherished until the woman's first pregnancy. According to custom...
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20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

Late 19th Century Tribal Cape Nguni or Thembu Pipe, South Africa
Abundant artistic imagination was employed in the creation of South African tobacco paraphernalia, a tradition perfectly embodied in this beautiful pipe, which is conceived as an ext...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century Sotho Vessel, South Africa
An extremely rare 19th century ceramic vessel, South Africa. Ceramic vessels from South Africa dating to the late 19th century are extremely rare. We are pleased to be able to off...
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Early 20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art

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Ceramic

Mid-20th Century Fante Asafo Flag, Ghana
A large and graphically stunning asafo flag. Fante flags represent the merger of two cultural traditions, the Akan tradition of combining proverbs with visual imagery, and the Eur...
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Art

20th Century Fante Asafo Flag, Ghana
A large and graphically stunning Fante asafo flag. Fante flags represent the merger of two cultural traditions, the Akan tradition of combining proverbs with visual imagery and th...
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Decorative Art

Materials

Fabric

Mid-20th Century Fante Asafo Flag, Ghana
A large and graphically stunning asafo flag. Fante flags represent the merger of two cultural traditions, the Akan tradition of combining proverbs with visual imagery and the Euro...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Decorative Art

Materials

Fabric

19th Century Prestige Tribal Knife with Shell-Covered Scabbard, Cote D'ivoire
A stunning 19th century knife with choral-colored shells on the scabbard. Among the many remarkable art traditions for which the Baule people of Cote D'ivoire are known is their m...
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Antique 19th Century Ivorian Tribal Arms, Armor and Weapons

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Metal

Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Bassa Mask, Liberia
A great sense of mass imbues this Bassa mask, imposing with its classically large brow, full cheeks, and heavy, almond-shaped silhouette. As the face sinks forcefully in at the eyes,...
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Antique Late 19th Century Liberian Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood

Mid-20th Century Fante Asafo Flag, Ghana
A large and graphically stunning asafo flag. Fante flags represent the merger of two cultural traditions, the Akan tradition of combining proverbs with visual imagery, and the Eur...
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian More Folk Art

Materials

Fabric

Ceremonial Camel Cover Rug
Ceremonial camel cover rug. A large animal trapping, most probably a ceremonial cover for a camel made of felted wool and decorated with embroidered motifs, typical of Turkmen or Uzb...
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Vintage 1930s Turkmen Tribal Quilts and Blankets

Materials

Felt

Vintage Baining Fire Dance Mask, Papua New Guinea
A Baining fire dance helmet mask (Kavat), late 20th century, Gazelle Peninsula, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia. Made out of bark cloth, bamboo cane, pigment a...
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Vintage 1970s Papua New Guinean Tribal Masks

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Bamboo, Raffia

Ashanti Tribe Stool
A very large scale carved hardwood Ashanti tribe stool Ghana, 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Tribal Stools

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Hardwood

Collector Moroccan Ceremonial Gold Horse Saddle Cover
By Morocco Artisan 1
Handcrafted Moroccan horse saddle cover made for a ceremonial Festival and shows. Elaborately embroidered overall in gold threads, comprising of a saddle cover, the central section o...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moorish More Folk Art

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Leather, Wood

Set of Five Petite African Redware Vessels
Each of these petite hand-formed vessels bears a richly textured surface of worn red clay slip. Likely intended for everyday use, the simple bottle-form vessels with rounded lip refl...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malian Tribal Jars

Materials

Clay

Carved Wood Tribal Ogoni Mask with Movable Jaw, Stylish Hair, Nigeria
By Unknown
Carved wood tribal Ogoni mask with movable jaw, stylish hair, Nigeria, early 20th century Danced Ogoni mask with movable hinged jaw, some remaining reed teeth. Black stylish asymm...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Handcrafted Lacquered Red Thai Stand Wooden Tray
Handcrafted contemporary red Thai lacquered rattan footed tray. Inspired by an antique tribal tray. This Thai features a drum shape circular tray top sitting above a body rhythmical...
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Late 20th Century Thai Folk Art Lacquer

Materials

Rattan

Set of Two Moroccan Antique Tribal Gun Powder Case Flasks
By Morocco Artisan 1
Moroccan antique tribal gun powder case flask, wood covered with brass and silver filigree, delicately hand-hammered brass with animals decor for power protection, the top open and t...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Tribal Art

Materials

Brass, Tin