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by Julien
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: What is this Stone Artifact?
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: What is this Stone Artifact?

Hi Curl!,

I am very sorry I can't place it! I showed it to some people and the general thought is that it is probobly from West Africa .. Mali .. perhaps Djenne.
by Julien
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identify objects please
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Identify objects please

Hi Deanery34, The two dolls are called Akua'ba and are traditionally made by the Ashanti from Ghana (and adjacent area). Your examples are made for the market (for sale to tourists etc) and the arms are almost completely missing (a bit of a fantasy item based on the real thing). The Other item is a ...
by Julien
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Big bundle of objects
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Big bundle of objects

Hi Leena,

the likely real ones are mostly from the Lobi and Ewe tribes. There are some other ones but they require a closer study.

Hope it helps,

Cheers
by Julien
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??
Replies: 1
Views: 1850

Re: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??

A pipe made in Cameroon, not old and made for sale.
by Julien
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?
Replies: 1
Views: 1713

Re: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?

Indian Seed Dispenser
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Sao people of Chad or Dogon??
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

Re: Sao people of Chad or Dogon??

made for tourists could be india could be africa..
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Metal African Couple
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

Re: Metal African Couple

This a basically a moder made for market item, could be from anywhere (probably nigeria or Benin) but it has nothing to do with traditional African art.

As a decorative piece it look nice though!
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Soapstone Tool??
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

Re: Mystery Soapstone Tool??

Probably a serpentine carving (aka soapstone) made in zimbabwe export piece... but since you are in alberta it could be some native american carving but I am not sure about that.
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: bronze filigree fish money box
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

Re: bronze filigree fish money box

This is a "modern" bronze/brass fish box from Benin made for sale
by Julien
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Rare statue , DRC ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Re: Rare statue , DRC ?

Hi Marc, Unfortunately this is a relatively modern fake or "decorative" piece with no historical value.
by Julien
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: African wood skull headpiece
Replies: 1
Views: 5463

Re: African wood skull headpiece

Hi thecrazymasklady, unfortunately you have a fantasy style decorative "mask" that is also why you couldn't find anything similar! amazing how they make this stuff look old right? If you have seen loads of real pieces (and fakes) it is possible to see the difference between real age and a ...
by Julien
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 9664

Re: Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery

I think its a tool for making black ash for tattooing, probably from Indonesia
by Julien
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Books, Films and images!
Topic: [Documentary] Central ethnographic film and documentary topic
Replies: 4
Views: 13117

Re: [Documentary] Central ethnographic film and documentary topic

Rodriquez wrote: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:47 am Can anyone recommend more etno documentaries about the Oceanic nations?
if you can find it, this is one of my favorites

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Above_and_Mud_Beneath
by Julien
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: African Tusk Tool??
Replies: 2
Views: 6808

Re: African Tusk Tool??

It appears to be an Ivory pestle , looks authentic probably west african.
by Julien
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Links to other useful sites
Topic: The Oceanic Art Society [Oceanic Art and Cultures]
Replies: 0
Views: 11759

The Oceanic Art Society [Oceanic Art and Cultures]

The aim of the Oceanic Art Society is to further the understanding and appreciation of Oceanic art. The focus is on traditional tribal art including contemporary art of the indigenous people of Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Australasia https://www.oceanicartsociety.org.au/ Oceanic art society...
by Julien
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Weight weaving loom, or maybe not?
Replies: 1
Views: 5533

Re: Weight weaving loom, or maybe not?

possibly a fishing weight perhaps?