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Collector's Corner

ibeji twin

COLLECTOR'S CORNER
Gallery Tribal Art Santa Fe
Intrigue Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Why are African art collectors so passionate about the objects they collect? Is it the exotic beauty, the power, the artistic style that intellectually stimulates our imaginations? The objects combine a mystery and spirituality connected to it's past cultural, social and religious meaning. Collectors say the objects have a life of their own. Some collect by material used, by size, geography, by form, function, workmenship and style of the object. Age, patina and provenance of an object are important but they do not define the object's meaning to a collector. Unlike paintings, these objects can be touched, felt and carried around giving one a tactile sensation. African art stimulates our curiosity, provokes emotion and in some part helps feed our souls.

 

ibeji twins
YORUBA IBEJI TWINS
Ogoni mask
OGONI elu MASK
Luba fetish
LUBA FETISH FIGURE
Songye fetish
SONGYE FETISH FIGURE
Pende mask
EASTERN PENDE MASK

Yoruba beaded bag
YORUBA DIVINATION BAG
Igbo mask
IGBO/ADA MASK
Hemba mask
HEMBA Soko Mutu MASK
Arussi shield
ARUSSI/AMARRO SHIELD
intrigue gallery
MASAI SHIELD