Tribal arts comprise items made by tribal peoples, usually with utilitarian or ritual purposes, with artistic qualities reflecting the cultures in which they were made. Sites included in this category have significant information about African tribal objects, their aesthetics, and/or their functions.
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Art and Life in Africa Project
An extremely rich source of information on African art and its cultural contexts. Based on the Stanley Collection at the University of Iowa.
The Maurer Collection
Collection of artifacts used in rites of divination in Central and West Africa. Extensively illustrated with scholarly text.
Adire African Textiles
Hand woven African textiles, with many photos and good essays on their cultural significance
Informative site run by gallery in Washington, D.C.
The Africa Center
New York's Museum for African Art.
A variety of African tribal art, with good cultural information on many of the objects.
Africa In Stone
Zimbabwean Shona sculpture in materials such as African jade, serpentine, and soapstone.
Wide assortment of arts and crafts, with considerable cultural background on the objects.
African Art Center
Nonprofit organization promoting black artists and craftspeople of KwaZulu Natal and South Africa.
African Art Collection
African tribal arts dealer. Photographs and descriptions including some information on cultural significance.
African Art Course
Materials for a University of Virginia course on African arts, with images, bibiliographic information, and web links.
African Art Shop
Tribal Art (mostly African), links, and descriptions of some African styles.
African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning
A nicely annotated on-line exhibition of African art from the University of Virginia.
African Art: Makonde
Links to some sites specializing in Makonde arts and crafts.
African Arts and Culture Discussion Group
Discussion group about African art and culture.
African Millennium Foundation
International trader and exhibitor of Zimbabwean Shone stone sculptures. Site displays news about recent events and images from exhibitions and galleries held in Toronto and London.
African art, mainly from Benin, with nice images and descriptions of cultural significance.
Images of a private collection.
African Tribal Art Museum
A collection of African art (700 objects; 90 ethnic groups) and lots of information African tribal peoples.
All About African art
Information for those starting an African art collection; the regions, types of art and the people who make them.
Gary van Wyk's gallery, with exhibitions. Emphasis on South Africa.
Belgium's Royal Museum for Central Africa
Periodic on-line exhibitions as well as a guide to the Brussells museum. Includes a search facility for finding websites with information about central Africa.
Charles Jones African Art
Traditional African art, with many images and explanations of cultural significance of the objects.
Art and sculpture of West and Central Africa
deYoung Museum African Collection
Extensive collection of images and information from the San Francisco museum.
Dimondstein Tribal Arts
Many images and information on African tribal art.
African tribal art objects, with sections for items likely to interest the beginner and those likely to interest more advanced collectors.
Emory University Collection of African Art
An exhibition of part of the university's permanent collection of African art. Good accompanying essays on various aspects of African art.
Ethnix Gallery of African Art & Tribal Artifacts
New York dealer.
G. I. Jones -- S.E. Nigerian Art and Culture
An outstanding collection of photographs, many showing objects of art in their cultural settings.
Contemporary African art, especially Zimbabwean sculpture.
H-AfrArts Expressive Cultures of Africa
A seriously scholarly site, with moderated discussion boards. From Michigan State University.
Hamill Gallery of African Art
A commercial site with nicely documented thematic exhibitions that change every few months. Past exhibitions are viewable as well.
Hamill Tribal Textiles
Hamill Gallery's collection of African textiles.
Contains photos of more than 1,000 Ibeji, all guaranteed authentic by the expertise of Fausto Polo.
Art from south and east Africa, with lot of cultural background information.
Jembetat Gallery of African Art
Tribal art from West and Central Africa.
Jones & Key AfricAntiques
East African dealer in African tribal art (masks, statues, and ethnographic).
Joy Christie's Gallery
Dallas, Texas dealer in tribal arts and artifacts,contemporary paintings and original jewelry featuring tribal components.
Import company headquartered in Los Angeles, California, specializing in Zimbabwean shona stone sculptures.
Personal collection and background information about Koma sculptures.
Collection of Lega (Democratic Republic of Congo) artifacts.
Tribal art from Mali, mostly Bambara (Bamana) and Dogon.
McCue Tribal Art
Many images and some cultural information.
Michael Rhodes African Art
New York dealer in traditional African art, sculpture and artifacts.
Museum of African Art in Belgrade
Museum of African art, mainly the collection of Veda and Dr. Zdravko Pečar
National Museum of African Art
The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. Exhibitions, articles, and museum calendar of events.
Multilingual categorized collection of links to sites about African art.
The Philip Gould Collection - African Art
Over 30,000 objects of African, South American, and Asian art and textiles, collected over a 60-year period by art historian Philip Gould.
Picard Trade Bead Museum And African Art Gallery
Dealer in African art and trade beads, with a trade bead museum.
Rand African Art
Images of a private collection with lots of pictures and information.
Brief description of the Senufo aesthetic tradition; part of an auction house series.
The Suaga Collection
Noncommercial site showcasing a private collection of African masks.
Database of results of tribal art auctions.
True African Art
Contemporary paintings by 40 African artists.
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Emphasis on works from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present.
The World of Beduin Weaving
Extensive information on weaving by the Beduins of North Africa.
Yahoo! Groups: AfricanAntiques
Discussion board on African art.
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