Headrests and Furniture

Containers and Household Objects
  - Containers
  - Household Objects

Musical Instruments and Games

Devotional Objects

Textiles and Adornment

Metalwork and Weapons

Collector's Gallery

Global Gallery

 
     

 

         
    Containers

In traditional Africa, containers were fashioned from a large variety of materials, such as straw, leather or wood, and in a variety of shapes, decorated or plain, determined by local tradition, the materials available, and the function of the objects.
 
         
         
    Household Objects

Household and agricultural objects and tools were a blend of functionality and tradition. While often striking in their simplicity, carvings and other types of decorations were often incorporated into the pieces, bearing distinctive stylistic traits.