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articles after 1900:
TRIBAL ART

 



BETELNUT CONTAINER
tortoise-shell on bamboo with mahogany bottom and cover

country of origin: Dutch East Indies
dated: late 19th century
hgt: 13 cm, diameter: 8,5 cm

in very good condition


art.no.: 1980.151


Price: € 95




ceremonial wooden DRUM
with hand-carved decoration of four faces

country of origin: Ivory coast
tribe: Senufo
dated: c. 1960-1965
height: 49 cm, diameter top: 25 cm

in very good condition:
nice patina, drumhead intact


art.no.: 1980.150


Price: € 175



ivory TABLE LAMP on wooden base and ivory legs
made from an elephant's tusk
beautifully carved village scene in low relief
the legs in the shape of masks

country of origin: D.R. Congo
dated: c. 1920
(carved before 1947, so allowed under CITES law)


total height: 28 cm
tusk: 21 cm, 7 x 9 cm
base: 11 x 10 cm, height: 7 cm
in very good condition
(wiring must be replaced)



art.nr.: 1960.129

 

Price: 195



ivory TABLE LAMP on (loose) wooden base
made from an elephant's tusk
beautiful lace-carved village scene

country of origin: D.R. Congo
dated: c. 1920
(carved before 1947, so allowed under CITES law)

total height: 15 cm, diameter base: 12 cm
tusk: 13 cm, 7 x 8,5 cm
in very good condition
(wiring must be replaced)


art.nr.: 1960.128

 

Price: 165




hardwood TOBACCO BOX / TONGAL *

with hand-carved decoration: a Komodo dragon, a lizard and a sea turtle.
On the sides an elongated button, to which is attached a drawstring that runs over the lid corners and then through the lid button to act as a closure and lanyard.

country of origin: Dutch Indies (island of Flores)
dated: c. 1930
in very good condition: beautiful use patina. One small (old) restoration.


* The tongal is worn strapped to a belt and is used to hold not only tobacco, but also money and other precious small belongings. They were often traditionally given as gifts during wedding ceremonies.

art.no.: 1980.149


Price: € 165




BIRD (HELMET)DANCE MASK
hand carved from one block of wood
white and black painted

country of origin: Ivory Coast
tribe: Senufo
dated: 1950-1970
height: 19 cm, length: 45 cm


in very good condition: some wear on the edge

art.no.: 1980.148


Price: € 125




Ottoman POWDER FLASK
made from camel leather

country of origin: Middle East / North Africa
dated: end 19th century

length: 31 cm, largest diameter: 10,5 cm

in good condition

art.no.: 1980.147


Price: € 125



sculpture "OWL"
the base in the form a wajang mask
adorned with a snake
hand carved from djati wood
not signed

country of origin: Dutch East Indies
dated: early 20th century
height: 38 cm


art.no.: 1960.123

 

Price: € 225




wooden COMB decorated with an ancestral image
hand carved

country of origin: Nigeria
tribe: Bini
dated: before 1960

hgt: 22,5 cm, width: 7,5 cm

in excellent condition

art.no.: 1980.145


Price: € 75




"GANDEK" *
woven bamboo
wooden pieces at the bottom and top

country of origin: Dutch East Indies (island Lombok)
dated: c. 1950
hgt x wdt x dpt: 31 x 21 x 7 cm
in very good condition

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Gandeks were generally used by sheperds and fisherman for carrying food, sirih (betelnut) or fish. When opened two layers of woven bamboo is found. This makes the basket not only very sturdy, but it is also handy to put money in between these two layers. A gandek could also be used for food storage in the kitchen, such as potatoes, rice or onions.

art.no.: 1980.144




Price: € 95



BETELNUT CONTAINER
tortoise-shell on bamboo with sandalwood bottom and cover

country of origin: Dutch East Indies
dated: late 19th century
hgt: 14,5 cm, diameter: 8,5 cm

in excellent condition

art.no.: 1980.143


Price: € 135





BETELNUT CONTAINER
very finely woven bamboo with lacquer
including two inside containers

country of origin: Burma
dated: c. 1900
hgt: 10 cm, diameter: 9,5 cm

in excellent condition

art.no.: 1980.142


SOLD




KIFWEBE MASK
painted wood

country of origin: D.R. Congo
tribe: Songye
dated: 1945-1960
total hgt x wdt x dpt: 30 x 25 x 10 cm

apart from the normal usage traces, in very good condition

art.no.: 1980.141


Price: € 175




(SPLIT) DRUM
made from a hollowed tree trunk
unlike known splitdrums, this one is provided with a drum skin at the top

country of origin: West Afrika, Congo
dated: 1945-1960
height: 69 cm, largest diameter: 30 cm
considering the age, in very good condition

art.no.: 1980.140


Price: € 195




wooden DANCE SHIELD
decorated with rabbit heads

country of origin: Ivory Coast
tribe: Baule
dated: 1950-1960
height x width: c. 82 x 35 cm

considering the age, in good condition:
one ear damaged (see detail photograph)

art.no.: 1980.139


Price: € 195


IKAT SEMBA


Shoulder cloth for men.
Handwoven in traditional ikat weaving technique and colored with natural pigments.
Consisting of 2 segments that with coarse stabbing are sewn together.

Origin: Flores (Dutch Indies)
Dated: 1920 -1940








(FLORES) IKAT SEMBA


basic colour black, with dark red and beige
geometrical motifs
on top and bottom hand knotted fringe

total length measured including the fringe: 212 cm,
excluding the fringe: 192 cm. width: 96 cm

this is a very finely woven ikat semba
(see detailed photographs for the difference with art.no. 1980.137)

in excellent condition



art.no.: 1980.138

 




Price: € 225

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(FLORES) IKAT SEMBA


basic colour old rose, with blue and beige
geometrical motifs

on top and bottom hand knotted fringe

total length measured including the fringe: 205 cm,
excluding the fringe: 185 cm. width: 94 cm


in very good condition


art.no.: 1980.137





Price: € 195

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(FLORES) IKAT SEMBA


basic colour deep pink, with dark blue and beige
geometrical motifs

on top and bottom hand knotted fringe

total length measured including the fringe: 186 cm,
excluding the fringe: 164 cm. width: 84 cm


in good condition


art.no.: 1980.136




Price: € 175




IKAT
HINGGI KOMBU


Ceremonial shoulder and/or hip cloth for men.*
Handwoven in traditional ikat weaving technique and colored with natural pigments.
Consisting of 2 segments that with coarse stabbing are sewn together.

Origin: Sumba (Dutch Indies)
Dated: 1920 -1940



* (Highly placed) Sumbanese men wore their hinggi during traditional ceremonies.
The cloths are usually made in pairs: one cloth was worn around the waist, the other folded across the shoulder.
Color and pattern of the hinggi features the family lineage and the status of the wearer.
The cloths further served as ritual exchange of gifts and funeral rites.




HINGGI KOMBU

Bottom half:
five horizontal bands with black and red background.
With images of i.a. birds and ancestors on horseback, alternating bands with geometric motifs.
(The bands of the upper half are mirrored on the bottom half.)

On top and bottom horizontal webbing and hand knotted fringe.

Total length measured including the fringe: 265 cm,
excluding the fringe: 235 cm. Width: 114 cm

In excellent condition: no holes or discolorations.


art.no.: 1980.135

 




Price: € 275


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HINGGI KOMBU

Bottom half:
five horizontal bands with black and red background.
With images of i.a. horses and deer and a band with geometric motifs.
(The bands of the upper half are mirrored on the bottom half.)

On top and bottom hand knotted fringe.

Total length measured including the fringe: 242 cm,
excluding the fringe: 214 cm. Width: 102 cm.

In excellent condition: no holes or discolorations.
The two parts are not quite in sync put together, through this the fringe left appears to be longer than to the right. A few stabbing loose. (see detail photograph)



art.no.: 1980.134





SOLD


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HINGGI KOMBU
(identical to art.no.: 1980.134)

Bottom half:
five horizontal bands with black and red background.
With images of i.a. horses and deer and a band with geometric motifs.
(The bands of the upper half are mirrored on the bottom half.)

On top and bottom hand knotted fringe.

Total length measured including the fringe: 242 cm,
excluding the fringe: 214 cm. Width: 102 cm.

In very good condition:
one small hole on the right bottom (see detail photograph)


art.no.: 1980.133




Price: € 225

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COLLECTION
CURRENCY

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Collected in the '40 - '50's in Congo and Ethiopia.
Of course, the objects are much older: they date from the 18th and 19th century or earlier.

Ethnographic currency
exist in various designs and may be manufactured from
shells, metals, textiles, glass and stone *.
The probably most well known "currency" is the bead.
(see also our collection African necklaces)


* on the rare stone currency is unfortunately little or no literature available

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The most common form of metal currency in West Africa was the "manilla":
a rod with flared ends and bent into a bracelet form.


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art.no.: 1980.132
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Ethiopia:
circular
disk

carved out of
white stone

(loosly) placed
in a
copper
standard

diameter: 15 cm
thickness: 2,5 cm
hgt incl standard
20 cm
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price on request



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art.no.:
1980.131
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Ethiopia:
circular
disk

carved out of
red stone

(loosly) placed
in a
copper
standard

diameter: 15,5 cm
thickness: 2 cm
hgt incl standard
20,5 cm
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price on request



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art.no.: 1980.130
art.no.: 1980.129
art.no.: 1980.128
art.no.: 1980.127
art.no.: 1980.126
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Ethiopia
(Tuareg)
silver
"manilla"
bracelet

Ethiopia
(Tuareg)
silver
"manilla"
bracelet

Congo
(Kuba)
crescent
bronze
band
Congo:

gilded silver
"manilla"
bracelet
Congo:

bronze
"manilla"
bracelet
7,5 x 6,5 x 1 cm
7 x 6 x 1 cm
17 x 19 x 5 cm
9 x 6 x 2 cm
9,5 x 9 x 1,5 cm
135
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350
150
145



Masai Tanzania
(MILK)VESSEL
(used to carry and store milk)

with beads decorated gourd in leather carrying construction
leather cover

country of origin: Tanzania
tribe: Masai
dated: 1st part 20th century
height: 42 cm, diameter: 10 cm

in excellent condition

art.no.: 1980.124


Price: € 135




Mitsogo Gabon lepel met voorouder
SPOON decorated with an ANCESTRAL FIGURE
white, red and black painted
carved from soft wood

country of origin: Gabon
tribe: Mitsogo
dated: 1st part 20th century
height: 28 cm (incl. base 39 cm)

considering the age, in excellent condition


art.no.: 1980.123


Price: 175

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COLLECTION
RELIQUARY GUARDIAN FIGURES


These figures were used to protect the spirits
of deceased ancestors

country of origin: Gabon
dated: 1st part 20th century


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art.no.: 1980.122
art.no.: 1980.121
art.no.: 1980.120
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traces of paint
metal-wrapped head
second face
on the back

tribe: Kota
traces of paint
forehead and eyes
decorated

with hammered metal

tribe: Mitsogo

white, red and green painted
forehead decorated with
hammered metal

eyes inlaid with shells

tribe: Mitsogo

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hgt: 48 cm
hgt incl base: 54 cm
hgt: 41 cm
hgt incl base: 46 cm
hgt: 36 cm
hgt incl base: 38 cm
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SOLD
price: 325
price: 325
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Fang Equatorial Guinea Rio Muni / Bwini ancestral guardian figures
couple RELIQUARY GUARDIAN FIGURES
carved from soft wood, traces of paint
very nice details

country of origin: Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni, at present Bwini)
tribe: Fang
dated: first part 20th century
height man: 36 cm (incl. base 39 cm)
height woman: 34 cm (incl. base 37 cm)

considering the age, in excellent condition


art.no.: 1980.119



Price per pair:
575




COMB decorated with an anthropomorphic face
hand carved ivory

country of origin: Congo
tribe: Luba
dated: c. 1930
lngth x wdt: 18,5 x 4 cm

in excellent condition


art.no.: 1980.117



Price: 225




sculpture "TWO DANCERS"
hand carved bone

country of origin: Dutch Indies (Bali)
dated: c. 1920
height: 8 cm

in very good condition

art.no.: 1980.114



Price: 125




sculpture "DANCER"
hand carved bone

country of origin: Dutch Indies (Bali)
dated: c. 1920
height: 10,5 cm

in very good condition

art.no.: 1980.113



Price: 125




wooden HEDDLE PULLEY
the top decorated with an ancestral image


country of origin: Congo / Ivory coast
tribe:
Baule
dated: before 1960

height: 34 cm, width: 13 cm

in excellent condition

art.no.: 1980.112


Price: € 325




wooden HEDDLE PULLEY
the top decorated with a bird's head

country of origin: Congo / Ivory coast
tribe: Chokwe
dated: before 1970

height: 28 cm, width: 11,5 cm

in excellent condition

art.no.: 1980.111


Price: € 295

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COLLECTION
AFRICAN COMBS


DATE
D: c. 1960

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art.no.: 1980.110
art.no.: 1980.109
art.no.: 1980.104
art.no.: 1980.103
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BAULE (Ivory Coast)
DAN (Ivory Coast)
MAKONDE (Tanzania)
MAKONDE (Tanzania)
length: 21 cm
length: 20 cm
length: 26 cm
length: 28 cm
SOLD
95
60
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HINDU GOD FIGURINE
handcarved bone

origin: Bali (Dutch Indies)
dated: before 1950
height: 10,7 cm

in very good condition

art.no.: 1980.92



Price:
€ 195
 


"Tshipita" WAIST CHAIN
very rare: small discs made of celluloid in different sizes


This kind of chains were originally used for concealing rather then for decorative purposes. Young girls wore them wrapped around their waists and hips, thus improving femine curves which did not yet exist.
The chains are usually made of brass, or shells or similar.
This piece is very rare because of the use of celluloid.


country of origin: Congo
tribe: Kasai
length: 175 cm
in excellent condition


art.no.: 1980.87



Price on request
 
art.no.1980.72
COLLECTION
AFRICAN
NECKLACES

These necklaces have been collected in the '40 - '50's in the country of origin.
Of course, the specific beads are much older: they date from the 18th and 19th century or earlier.


art.no.1980.68
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Mali:
necklace of
"ore" beads
(petrified ore)

Rwanda:
necklace of
natural seeds
joined together
by iron wire
length: 55 cm

length: 140 cm

125
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art.no.: 1980.85
art.no.: 1980.82
art.no. 1980.78
art.no.: 1980.77
art.no.1980.76
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Somalia:
necklace of
African
tread beads

a.o.
Venetian"feathers",
glass beads and one
silver bead

Somalia:
necklace of
African
tread beads

a.o.
powder glass
cylinder beads
and round eye beads

Somalia:
necklace of
African
tread beads

a.o.
Venetian "feathers"
and 2 red Dutch
glass beads
Somalia:
necklace of
African
tread beads

a.o.
Venetian"feathers"
and "eye beads"
Somalia:
necklace of
African
cylinder beads

powder glass beads:
green and blue
striped
length: 64 cm
length: 75 cm
length: 84 cm
length: 78 cm
length: 90 cm
135
SOLD
150
150
135


(Islamic) COFFEE POT
dark patined copper

origin: Middle East
dated: 19th century
total height: 31 cm

in excellent condition


art.no.: 1980.64



Price: € 225


Tuareg art:
LOCK OF A CAMEL BAG
iron, brass metalwork

country of origin: Niger
dated: before 1940
hgt x wdt:
5 x 10 cm

in good condition (including key)


art.no.: 1980.52


Price: € 225


Tuareg art:
LOCK OF A CAMEL BAG
iron, brass metalwork

country of origin: Niger
dated: before 1940
hgt x wdt: 6 x 9,5 cm

in good condition (including key)


art.no.: 1980.51


Price: € 225


small size PAIR OF BETELNUTCRACKERS
iron

country of origin: Ind. archipelago
measurements: 15 x 4 cm


in excellent condition


art.no.: 1980.21


Price: € 40


FINE-TOOTH COMB
bamboo, reed, plaiting

country of origin: Zaïre
tribe: Bembe
dated: c. 1960
measurements: 17 x 9 cm

in excellent condition


art.no.: 1980.17


Price: € 35
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