Africa | Figure group (possibly for ritual use) comprising of a women with other figures; glass beads on velvet and cloth with a basketry frame | Purchased in 1924 at the palace of the Ogoga of Ikerre-Ekiti

Africa | Figure group (possibly for ritual use) comprising of a women with other figures; glass beads on velvet and cloth with a basketry frame | Purchased in 1924 at the palace of the Ogoga of Ikerre-Ekiti

Africa | Bird (Sejen), from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | 19th–mid-20th century

Africa | Bird (Sejen), from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | 19th–mid-20th century

Africa | Benin mask hip ornament from Nigeria | Brass | ca. prior to 1962

Africa | Benin mask hip ornament from Nigeria | Brass | ca. prior to 1962

Antique wood and ivory backscratchers. I want this. I would occasionally bring it out and creep the mister out by slowly caressing his face with it.

Antique wood and ivory backscratchers. I want this. I would occasionally bring it out and creep the mister out by slowly caressing his face with it.

Africa | Swahili Comb from Tanzania | Wood | Mid 1900s.

Africa | Swahili Comb from Tanzania | Wood | Mid 1900s.

Tent pole of the Tuareg people - Niger.   After leather, wood is perhaps the most important material in Saharan life, and is used for poles in the nomads’ tents on which are hung bags, saddles, bed frames, cups, milking bowls, spoons, mortars and pestles. It is also used to secure a wall mat that is placed around the bed. The intricate carved geometric designs indicate that these are prestige pieces intended to embellish the tent.

Tent pole of the Tuareg people - Niger. After leather, wood is perhaps the most important material in Saharan life, and is used for poles in the nomads’ tents on which are hung bags, saddles, bed frames, cups, milking bowls, spoons, mortars and pestles. It is also used to secure a wall mat that is placed around the bed. The intricate carved geometric designs indicate that these are prestige pieces intended to embellish the tent.

Africa | Tent post from the Tuareg people of North Africa | Wood and metal repairs | Tuareg post are used inside the tents, for dividing up the interior by special mats called "éseber".

Africa | Tent post from the Tuareg people of North Africa | Wood and metal repairs | Tuareg post are used inside the tents, for dividing up the interior by special mats called "éseber".

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