The smell of soot, beer and sour milk.
Remnants of the past deeply etched on the intricate patterns of  beer pots, milk pails and headrests….
the deep patination of  wood, the simple lines …….and the history .
We are passionate about artefacts …
To call a piece of genuine craft a “curio” is to vulgarise one of the most dignified of human endeavours.
The discriminating collector can easily identify those objects which are genuine and have a ring of sincerity in them.
Most tribes have an intimate knowledge of the natural materials around them
from which traditional utalitarian items were produced and appreciated for their usefulness in comfortable living……

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Small Ila-Tonga wood and leather chair

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Ju|'hansi bushman leather bags and beadwork together with Khwe bushman baskets

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Ila-Tonga clay pot detail

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Ebony Shona snuff containers

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Ila Tonga spoon detail

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Metal Zulu beer sifters

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Zulu wooden spoon detail

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Tchokwe woven makishi costume

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Fulani gourd with geometric patterns