May 18, 2013 to May 27, 2013
Fun, fanciful, fantastic…these are just a few of the descriptions clients are proclaiming upon seeing the new “Tribal Artifacts” gallery room now set up at Desert Art Collection. Tribal Artifacts is the name of a new business at Desert Art Collection & Sculpture Garden located on San Luis Rey Avenue at El Paseo in Palm Desert. Here you'll find a vibrant collection of artifacts brought to the United States from the owner’s many trips and expeditions to Africa and other tribal destinations around the world. Most of the pieces are hand carved from a single piece of wood. Each is an authentic old-world piece chosen for its quality and design aesthetic. Some of the pieces you will find throughout the collection have been embellished by artists to enhance their color, style, and design elements.
Vessels & Bowls
With so many artifacts available to us through the depth of such a rich history of tribes and cultures, we couldn't possibly cover every accessory category. Below is a selection of such items that were simply too beautiful to pass by.
Beads were used in various parts of Africa as adornment or works of art. In some African economies they also served as currency. As adornment they were important in defining and identifying someone's status, as well as what tribe or group they belonged to.
Figures & Sculptures
There is a vast variety of styles, often varying within the same context of origin depending on the use of the object, but wide regional trends are apparent; sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers" in West Africa.
Human & animal figures can be used as free standing sculpture or design objects on shelves.
For more information about Tribal Artifacts call 760/674-9955 or visit the website at www.tribalartifacts.co. Desert Art Collection & Sculpture Garden is located next to the Union Bank at 45-350 San Luis Rey Avenue in Palm Desert’s El Paseo shopping district.
Image shown: Harvest & Initiation Ceremony Figures, Ibo Tribe, Nigeria, each unique carved from wood, 41 and 38" high.
|Cost||Free to the Public|
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