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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: 881

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: 922

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: 1423

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: 1234

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: 1221

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: 1166

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: 1487

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: 4816

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 faked "pat...
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: 8672

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: 11296

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: 5944

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: 10821

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: 4913

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: 4509

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...
by Julien
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Melanesian spear? [Solved, Vanuatu spear]
Replies: 2
Views: 47761

Re: Melanesian spear?

found another example in a dutch museum catalog vanuatu spear.jpg Ceremonial spear Manufacturing date before 1955 subject Vanuatu - culture catalog number TM-2416-496 object type Speer Dataprovider Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ More exampl...
by Julien
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Books, Films and images!
Topic: [Documentary] Central ethnographic film and documentary topic
Replies: 4
Views: 11296

[Documentary] Central ethnographic film and documentary topic

Current list of ethnographic films and documentaries Oceania The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2000, English, Easter Island) watch online https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsynkz Sky Above Mud Below Sky Above and Mud Beneath / Le ciel et la boue (1959, English/French, New Guinea) - no links VERGETEN A...