Frans Faber has been a dealer for 35 years he offers a diverse collection of fine antique and tribal art of many cultures, including:
• Indonesian Archipelago
• New Guinea
• Southeast Asia
Saramaka, Maroons, Suriname Wood, brass tacks
Diameter: 62 cm, height: 8 cm First quarter 20th century
The tray is exceptional because the carving is not only on the inside but also on the outside.
Round trays are used mainly for winnowing rice, but also as carrying trays and for the presentation of ritual food offerings.
New Britain, Arawe Region, P.N.G.
Mother of pearl, nassa shell, natural fiber, metal thread, wool Height: 20 cm, width: 15 cm
Collected in situ by a Dutch family
An exchange object. This tribal currency is still used in the Arawe society.
Beaded apron, jocolo
Ndebele, South Africa
Glass beads, leather
Length: 53 cm, width: 48 cm First half 20th century
This married woman's apron signifies fertility. It has been worn at ceremonial occasions.
Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia Silk, gold thread
Length: 221 cm, width: 87 cm Early 20th century
Silk woman's shoulder cloth with supplementary weft gold thread and weft ikat. These textiles were used at important life- crisis rites.
Shona/ Tsonga headrest
South Africa, Zimbabwe Wood
Length: 18 cm, height: 13 cm 19th century
These headrests are always valuable possessions. They were kept and cherished. They will help to enter the world of dreams.