Category Archives: African Artifacts

Fossils: Frozen in Time

Walking through the gallery is a journey backwards in time. From our Japanese artifacts we step back in time to India and behold the bright bejeweled saris and sari tops.  From India we travel back to Africa:masks, statues and beads. Then we leave human … Continue reading

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The Past: It’s Here To Stay

Here at the gallery we don’t have modern things. We have many things from the past.  We have hundred year old Japanese silk Kimonos, African masks and artifacts, even the ones that are not very old are made in the … Continue reading

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African Firespitter: The Sacred and the Profane

African masks may, as a general rule be divided into several categories; playful or frightening, abstract or realistic, they may represent humans or animals, or combinations of the two, they may be for initiations, fertility or for entertainment.  The range of uses, … Continue reading

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Without Leaving My Front Door…

The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said that without leaving one’s home, one may see the entire world.  He also said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I prefer the journey of a thousand miles to … Continue reading

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The Yellow Bamileke Bush Cow

As she walks into the Hauser Gallery she is drawn to the exotic wall of African art.  The array of masks, statues and granary doors create a grand display of varying shapes and ornaments.  There are masks large and small, … Continue reading

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Decorating with an African Baga Headress

Whether decorating a room or just looking for a piece to fill a certain space consider the power and grace of an African mask–a work of art. Most African masks are created for  specific rituals.  Yet even while hanging on the gallery … Continue reading

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Visit of the African Trader

Yesterday, Kissima, the African trader, an old friend of Gary Hauser’s came by for a visit.  His van was packed with masks, figurines, hand woven baskets, king’s stools, mud and kuba cloth, evidence of a recent odyssey to the smallest … Continue reading

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