Tag Archives: African Artifacts

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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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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The King and his Tomb: Kuba Funeral Mask

In what is today part of the Congo, the Kuba people originally settled in the land between the Sankuru and Kasai rivers.  Kuba art is considered to be some of the most highly developed in all of West Africa. The … Continue reading

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African Goli Mask: Abstraction, humor and fertility

The Baule tribe of the Akan people of The Ivory Coast and Ghana resisted French colonization longer than any other West African people.  As a consequence, their traditions and rituals to this day are very strong. This large wooden Goli … Continue reading

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African Belly Mask……Men in Drag

In some African traditions the belly mask, carved out of a single tree trunk, was worn by pregnant women celebrating fertility. But for the Makonde tribe of South East Tanzania the mask is worn as part of a complete costume … Continue reading

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African Artifacts

The Hauser Gallery specializes in African artifacts ranging from masks, Dogon, granary doors, Yoruba beaded belts, chief coat, wall hangings, bronze pots, ceremonial headdresses, fertility figures and more. Detailed views: 1, 2, 3 and 4. See our full selection of African artifacts … Continue reading

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