Our "Decorative" collection is, perhaps, a misnomer. Africans rarely decorated for the sake of decoration as we in the Western world might . Decoration conveyed instead religious rites, tribal identity, connections to ancestors, etc. The masks and sculptures were, and still are, used in ceremonies. However, we recognize modern design that lends itself to our aesthetics and, as such, blends easily to placement with furniture of all styles. The pieces selected here are more affordable than those in the Museum Quality collection, but that should not be taken as a reflection of poorer quality. All are authentic, have been used in ceremonies, or have been created for the use in ceremonies. Most of all, the pieces are striking in their simplicity and animism and cry out to be displayed . These pieces can form the nucleus of a collection of West African art as the collector or decorator becomes familiar with them.


Asante stool
Asante stool
Gagon mask
Gagon mask
Pwo mask
Pwo mask
An Asie Usu figure
An Asie Usu figure
A Yoruba female twin figure
A Yoruba female twin figure
A Wongo cup
A Wongo cup
Kuba cloth
Kuba cloth
Passport masks
Passport masks
Ngeende mask
Ngeende mask
Kuba box
Kuba box
A Kuba cup
A Kuba cup
Guitar
Guitar
A metal staff
A metal staff
Punu door
Punu door
Ashante stool
Ashante stool
A Nuna chair
A Nuna chair
Nuna  (or Lobi?) chair
Nuna (or Lobi?) chair
Ibeji twins (Yoruba)
Ibeji twins (Yoruba)
A fine Bwa mask
A fine Bwa mask
Cameroon stool
Cameroon stool
Mende Bundu mask
Mende Bundu mask
Yaka Kakungu mask
Yaka Kakungu mask
Zakpai mask
Zakpai mask
Bapende mask
Bapende mask
Songe mask
Songe mask
A Kambatta neckrest
A Kambatta neckrest
Mother and child
Mother and child
Luba Headrest
Luba Headrest
Commemorative effigy of Kata-Mbula
Commemorative effigy of Kata-Mbula
Baule mask
Baule mask
Pair of carved Ethiopian chairs
Pair of carved Ethiopian chairs
A Baga stool
A Baga stool
A Boa mask
A Boa mask
Decorative table
Decorative table
A Fine Baule male statue
A Fine Baule male statue
Queen mother
Queen mother's head
A Pair of Baga chairs
A Pair of Baga chairs
Pair of Tji-Wara headdresses
Pair of Tji-Wara headdresses
A Benin head
A Benin head