This category is dedicated to the varying art and customs of individuals and cultures all throughout the world. Here, you may purchase rare artifacts from Australia, Africa and America, including fertility figures and masks in our Ethnographic and Tribal Arts segment. You can also find objects from cultures everywhere from Colombia to Alaska to Papua New Guinea and many in between. The finest offerings in African tribal masks, Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, and Aboriginal works are sold in this notable collection that features impressive tribal art like Punu masks, fertility figures, and other rare and beautiful cultural artifacts. We offer a comprehensive selection of Native American textiles and wooden carvings.
There is plenty of Native American art to choose from here, and our dealers offer a variety of Native artifacts, namely carvings and weavings. Items important to the history of Native American cultures, such as a Hopi mask and an Aleutian shaman’s mask can be found among the works that define indigenous cultures of the US continent. The genres included in Native American art vary greatly and encompass a culture that is very skilled in multiple artistic subjects, like pottery, weaving, textiles and wood-working.
In the South and Central American category, our dealers offer artifacts from many eras and regions. These range from a Veracruz seated shaman and a pair of Chancay wood carved standing figures, to a Huari painted textile panel, a Shavin stirrup-handle vase, and a Zapotec funeral urn. Faces are a consistent motif throughout these works in the form of masks and stone figures. The majority of these works are still in prime condition, with little weathering or signs of aging. For the best in Latin ethnographic art, browse the items displayed here.
Ethnographic art is not all textiles, wooden carvings and figurines. This collection gives you the opportunity to view important ethnographic and Asian jewelry from around the world. Inside, find rare African Ivory bracelets, Eskimo made earrings and coral and silver anklets from Algeria. The same materials used in other ethnographic art combine here with precious stones and gems to create vibrant, wealthy jewelry pieces that are great artistic pieces on their own. Dealers have selected and chosen these as some of the rarest and finest examples of jewelry from ethnic and native cultures.
Some of the finest Aboriginal works make up this collection of Arts. View Aborigine shields, Australian carved emu eggs, and other rare and cultural artifacts in this category. From dealers located around the world, we offer items such as a superb aboriginal Lonka Lonka.
In the Central Asian portion of this category, find artifacts and jewelry including a rare beetlewing and shell ear ornament and a turquoise, pearl, and gold ear ornament for an official. Here also find other items from a variety of Central Asian cultures and eras.
In the Middle Eastern section of the Ethnographic and Tribal Arts category, view objects of rare and exquisite beauty originating in the Middle East. Items such as a Moroccan rug display a variety of carpet weaving techniques and ancient protection symbols. Here, The Curator’s Eye brings together middle eastern artifacts from leading private dealers in this category.
Our dealers put forth an impressive offering of the hand clubs, staffs, and ancestor figures available in the Oceanic segment of our Ethnographic and Tribal Arts category. Also on offer are a Nukuoro Atoll coconut stool, a Maori patu, and a set of New Guinea disc clubs, all from countries such as Fiji and Australia. Collectors can browse many works from islands and cultures in Oceania that are rare and significant to understanding the tribes and art processes of the region. We offer paintings, sculpture and more so there is a selective, yet varied offering for your collection.
In the South East Asian portion of our Ethnographic and Tribal Arts category, the rarest of antiquities come to the private market from our distinguished and trustworthy dealers based around the world. The Curator’s Eye features such exquisite and historic items as a dance mask from Dayak, Borneo and an early Nias chief ancestor figure.
View available UNSOLD ethnographic jewelry from the recent Jewelry auction. View on a Rengma Naga Large Shell and Carnelian Necklace, an Indian Reliquary Pendant, and a Authenic Konyak Naga Chief’s Wife Beaded Body Cloth. Collectors will rarely find a catalog of such impressive examples of Indian Ethnographic jewelry.
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