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by Julien
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identify objects please
Replies: 1
Views: 859

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: 1518

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: 1744

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: 1613

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: 2101

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: 1844

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: 1890

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: 1826

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: 2162

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: 5354

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: 9504

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: 12737

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: 6648

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: 11632

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: 5446

Re: Weight weaving loom, or maybe not?

possibly a fishing weight perhaps?
by Julien
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Some kind of mask? perhaps New Guinea?
Replies: 1
Views: 5003

Some kind of mask? perhaps New Guinea?

This one is coming up for auction Auctioneer: HANNAM'S AUCTIONEERS Live Auction: 18 Feb 2019 10:00 GMT to 20 Feb 2019 09:00 GMT But i honestly have no clue what it is or where it is from? if i had to guess then perhaps Papua New Guinea, Sepik maybe? but based only on the shape of the head and the pi...