Tag Archives: Hauser Gallery

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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Modern Inovative Jewlery

In my last post I talked about our love affair with old things, and the soulless downside of modernity. But we do have something very modern here at the gallery.  A line of jewelry by a wildly creative artist named … 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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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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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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