For the Anthropologist and Art History Lover
Our gallery items are sought by serious collectors and sophisticated decorators. Many of our finest ceremonial masks, drums and baskets from Africa and Indonesia are authentic. They were produced for and in some cases, used in a parade or ceremony. Once a traditional art is valued for its intrinsic beauty by outsiders, whether they be academics, travelers or missionaries-- that item often becomes a collectible.
The African wedding basket, also know as a beer basket is a perfect example. Traditionally used to seal a marriage proposal in South Africa, the baskets are now produced by a handful of master weavers and their apprentices to sell to collectors. Once on the verge of extinction, the art was revived and is now an important income source for these basket producers.
Come browse our ever-changing gallery of puppets, drums, masks, baskets and ceremonial clothing and jewelry.