ASIAN & TRIBAL ART


Tibetan lama altars and Ethiopian coffee trays, Chinese armoires and Swat leather and wooden chairs, illustrate radically different cultures, and make for magical environments.

  • Antique and contemporary traditional ceramics from Japan, China, Indonesia, Morocco
  • Baskets, tools and household furnishings from the Philippines, Afghanistan, West Africa
  • Himalayan and SE Asian Buddhas, Japanese Hina and Kokeshi dolls, West African tin toys and bicycles

Indigenous furniture

expertise and Services

We offer more than 35 years of expertise in appraisal, restoration and care of folk art, textiles and antiquities. Visit us or call to arrange a consultation.

traditional textiles

  • Indigenous masks from Mali, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Nigeria
  • Sculpture and metalwork from West Africa and SE Asia
  • Artifacts from Papua New Guinea, the Himalayas, Indonesia,  Africa and China

Symbols of status, clan markers, or protective charms, traditional adornment is beautiful, powerful and often was a way to store wealth safely while decorating the wearer.

Decorative, functional or ceremonial, these textiles are important cultural markers, symbols of status, skill and wealth to their makers and their communities, beautiful and full of meaning.

Since 1979, Indigo has offered another world of tribal art and artifacts. 

Spanning an astonishing variety of forms and materials — from masks to antique iron and copper currency — traditional, authentic tribal art is imbued with the history and traditions of the people who created it.

These simple handcrafted pieces, often made as toys or souvenirs, from common or recycled materials, are disappearing as craftsmen age and contemporary culture passes them by.


Ethnic jewelry

Folk arts

  • African stools and headrests, primitive teak benches, Moroccan iron window grates
  • Cabinets, chests and tables from Indonesia, Afghanistan, China
  • Timeless pieces that integrate with contemporary décor to add texture, character and authenticity
  • Kuba cloth, Kente cloth, fine Java silk scarves & sarongs, kantha work, rugs, Japanese indigo kasuri, Miao appliqué 
  • Handwoven, hand-dyed, handspun, ikat, batik, strip-woven, embroidered and beaded, antique and contemporary
  • From Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Africa, Central Asia, the Himalayas, SE Asia, Borneo and elsewhere
  • Books on tribal arts, textiles, art and global cultures
  • Archival textile mounting
  • Appraisal services
  • Restoration and conservation services
  • Old Tuareg, Thai, Yemeni, Central Asian and Indian silver
  • Ancient Roman glass, carnelian and amazonite 
  • Antique trade beads, amulets and semi-precious stones

tribal art