Kubaman African Artifacts
Africa through its unique and sought after antiques. No matter if you want to
celebrate the African heritage or simply design your home with an African
theme, we have what you need.
Africa through its unique and sought after antiques. No matter you want to
celebrate the African heritage or simply design your home to an African
theme, we got what you need.
WHO WE ARE
The objects in this exhibit were created by people whose cultures and traditions are in many respects different from those of the Western World. Africa is famous for its sculptures in carved wood, ivory,modeled clay, and forged or cast metal. Whether a carver, potter, or smith, an African artist works with his material to conceive and produce a three-dimensional works of art. Specific information will be given about individual objects, whenever it is known. Although it is rarely possible to date a work of art with precision, most of the works at Kubaman are from West Africa, including the Ivory Coast,Mali, Zaire (Congo), the Upper Volta (Bakina Faso), Liberia, Gabon, and Cameroon.
Most African Cultures believe in a Supreme Being or Creator God who is never depicted in art. They also believe that other spiritual beings and forces such as ancestors or nature spirits are more intimately involved with everyday life. The commissioning of a sculpture in wood, clay, or metal is often the first step of the cure. The Art is believed to have the power to represent ideas, values, and social order in the tribal group.
In many areas of West and Central Africa, masks are used in rites and rituals that regulate social life or ensure abundant harvest and human fertility. They may oversee initiation or burial, called upon in legal cases or simply to entertain.