My enduring passion for tribal art was shaped
by an initial 4 year journey through the African continent, beginning with a
ferry to Tangier and finally reaching Cape Town with a much altered view of the
world. A view from the inside – new colours, smells and an insight into lives
and cultures – rarely glimpsed outside books, museums and documentary. As a
result of that journey I have developed an interest in antique Tribal
artefacts, with an interest in African, Aboriginal and Oceanic ethnographic
It has been my aim to both collect and sell, satisfying my desire for knowledge
and the excitement of the discovery of unusual and classic pieces. In the
process of gathering knowledge and an extensive collection, I have developed
sound relationships with tribal art enthusiasts and collectors who share the
same aesthetic taste and interest in the life story and context of each item. The
route to these relationships has been strengthened by trade of carefully vetted
and mutually appreciated items once used in rituals, warfare and daily life.
The pieces I choose all combine a mixture of ingredients: the carvers’ skill at
balancing detail with expression, rarity, colour, beauty and age.
Everything sold is personally guaranteed to be authentic and as described. Each
piece will include a summary of its collection history and place of origin.
I am happy to help with any of the following:
Selling of single pieces and collections
Enjoy exploring my website. If you have any comments or would like to
discuss anything relating to any item please contact me.