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……

ARTEFACTS

Ebony Shona snuff containers, with delicate geometric patterns, Southern Zimbabwe

ARTEFACTS

Everywhere one looks in the gallery there's drama, aesthetic and magic

ARTEFACTS

Tonga funeral whistles made from horn and painted for ceremonial use, Eastern Zambia

ARTEFACTS

Handmade wooden guitars, on the left from Livingstone, in the middle from Angola and on the right from Central Zambia

ARTEFACTS

Tonga door, Zimbabwe

ARTEFACTS

Fulani gourd with striking repairs

ARTEFACTS

Zulu wooden milkpails flank a stack of beautifully carved Lozi stools

ARTEFACTS

Amasumpa detail on a Zulu beer pot

ARTEFACTS

Dogon doorlock, Shona snuff containers and a Lozi firelighter

ARTEFACTS

Umbukush drums, South Western Zambia

ARTEFACTS

Dogon door locks from Mali