Friday, February 18, 2011

Jacaranda Tribal at San Francisco Tribal and Textile Arts Show

Jacaranda has just returned from the annual San Francisco Tribal and Textile Arts show. 

The fair, which began Thursday, February 11 and ended Sunday, February 13, is presented by Caskey Lees Antique and Fine Art Shows. The San Francisco show is one of the world's most important exhibitions and sales of tribal, ethnographic art, oriental rugs, textiles, jewelry and sculpture. 

The week brings more than 100 top international art dealers from around the world to sell art and artifacts from the Oceanic Islands, Polynesia, the Middle East, Central and South America and Indonesia. 

Jacaranda offered museum quality African art works, including pipes, headrests, and weaponry. The central piece to the booth was an exceptionally rare Initiation Figure from South Africa. The large, expressive figure is depicted standing, with his hands on his hips and a furrowed brow. Figurative works in such exquisite condition are unique for South Africa. 

Also on display were a collection of Zulu pipes with metal inlay from the collection of British pipe collector, Trevor Barton; a Palm Wine horn from the Kuba peoples of Congo, with exceptional carving and used for drinking palm wine, as well as a number of Ndebele beadworks and Shona snuff containers. 

See below for views of our booth!