Abstract decorative and tribal art from Africa to Oceania.
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Ceremonial apron, fine woven beadwork & hide, 18×16.5ins, 46x42cms,
mounted, Bayei or Mbukushu peoples, South Africa, early 20thC. Exhibited
‘Crafts of Botswana’, Washington African Museum, 1978.
Ceremonial dance wand trio, carved & pigmented wood, 25,22 & 27ins or
64,56 & 69cms,Yolgnu peoples, possibly Elcho Island, Arnhem Land, N.
Australia, early 20thC.
Ceremonial water pitcher, pigmented moulded ceramic, 13 ins, 33cms high,
Kabyle peoples, Algeria, North Africa, c.1900.
Miniature dance shield, carved & pigmented light wood, 9ins,23cms long
,mounted, Tutsi tribe, Rwanda or Burundi,1st half 20thC, 5629C.
Prestige lidded basket trio (3), coiled & woven fibre, 4.75,7.5&10.5ins,
12,19&27cms high, early 20thC. Reference: ‘Weaving Abstraction’
exhibition, The Textile Museum, Washington DC, USA. 2011.
Prestige snuff container, bead embroidered gourd with stopper, 4.25ins,
11cms high, Mfengu peoples, South Nguni, South Africa, early 20thC.
War shield, woven cane, wood boss, 24x16cms, 61x41cms, Tutsi, Rwanda, East
Africa, early 20thC.