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FRANS FABER

Frans Faber has been an art dealer in Amsterdam for over 35 years. He offers a diverse collection of fine antique and tribal art of many cultures, including:

 

   • Indonesian Archipelago

   • New Guinea

   • Southeast Asia

   • Philippines

   • Oceania

   • Africa

   • America

CONTACT

fj.faber@planet.nl

www.fransfaber.com

M: +31(0)651171356

Exhibits

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Door panel

Ilekun, three door panels

Nupe, Nigeria

Wood

Height: 160 cm, total width: 103 cm

Mid 20th century

Collected in situ by a Dutch family

Price: £ 1600

The Nupe doors are embellished with reliefs of animals, objects and symbols.

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Wayang oil lamp

 

Blencong, wayang oil lamp

Java, indonesia

Brass

Height: 39, width: 31, depth: 25 cm

First quarter 20th century

Price: £ 800

 

This lamp is used during wayang plays. It is in the shape of a Garuda.

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Lime stick

 

Lime stick, betel-chewing equipment

Sepik, Chambri Lake, Papua New Guinea

( Casuaris)Bone, feather, natural fibers

Length: 34 cm

First quarter 20th century

Ex collection Mrs. M. Van Lier

Price: £ 600

 

This elegant stick is nicely used. 

The end of the lime stick is decorated with an animal’s head. 

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Ikat

Hinggi kombu, man's mantle

Sumba

Cotton, warp ikat, natural dyes

Length: 266 cm, width: 70 cm

Early 20th century

Price: £ 450

 

Man's shoulder cloth with land and sea animals.

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Pinang nut crackers

Four betel nut cutters, kacip

Bali, Indonesian

Iron, inlayed with silver

Length: 21-22 cm

First half 20th century, or older

Price: £ 300 each

Four betel nut crackers:  three horses and one elephant with wings and banji motifs. Two of the cutters are inlayed with silver.

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Shield

Jamasj, shield

Northwest Asmat, West Papua

Wood, natural pigment, lime

Height: 165 cm, width: 48 cm

Collected in 1950 in situ

Price: £ 6500

 

Shield with flying fox motifs. This motif is a symbol of head hunting.

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Helmet mask

 

Kponyuogo mask, helmet mask

Senufo, Ivory Coast

Wood

Length: 86 cm, height: 40 cm

First half 20th century

Dutch collection

Price: £ 2500

 

This fearful mask insists of different powerful animals, including crocodiles, warthogs, and antelopes.

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Apron

 

Liphoto,  women's skirt

Ndebele, Transvaal, South Africa

Glass beads, hide

Height:  48 cm, length:  53 cm

First half 20th century

Price: £ 750

 

This married woman's apron signifies fertility. It has been worn at ceremonial occasions.

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Necklace

Wosesi, necklace

Asmat, West Papua

69 Wild boar teeth, natural fibers

Diameter: 21 cm, length: 41 cm

First half 20th century

Price: £ 450

 

This jewelry was usually worn by successful hunters.

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Comb

 

Comb

Saramaka, Maroons, Suriname

Wood

Height: 36 cm

19th century

Price: £ 1800

 

Comb with two loving birds.

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Iron horse man

 

Equestrian

Bamana, Mali

Iron

Height: 36 cm, length: 30 cm

First half 20th century

Dutch collection

Price: £ 800

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Two aprons

 

Two dance aprons

Kamoro, Mimika, West Papua

Cassowary feathers, natural fibers

Length: 56 and 95 cm

Early 20th century

Price: £ 350 (big)  and  £ 250 (small)

 

Both ceremonial dance aprons are in a very good condition.

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Ceramic reptile

 

Reptile

Arwowakken, Kali’na Indians, Suriname

Ceramic, crushed charred bark of the kwepi tree mixed with clay

Length:  25 cm

Ca. 1900

Price: £ 400

 

Reptile, lizzard (?) made for visitors.

Pendant

Pendant, chest ornament

Lobi, Burkina Faso

Bronze

Length: 12 cm, width: 5 cm

19th century

Price: £ 275

 

Snakes were important fixtures on altars that delivered individual and collective protection.

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Ceremonial spoon

Ceremonial spoon

Atoni People, Timor

Buffalo horn

Height: 20 cm

Ex collection J. de Hoog

Price: £ 850

 

Spoon decorated with a lizzard and birds.

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Drinking horn

 

Palm wine drinking horn

Kuba, D.R. Congo

Buffalo horn

Length: 38 cm

19th century

Ex collection J. de  Hoog,

Label and  painted collection number

Price: £ 950

 

Palm wine drinking cups wereused exclusively by Kuba warriors and soldiers as emblems of their ferocity and connection to the wilderness.

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Ceremonial vessel

 

Besihung, container

Lampung, Sumatra

Metal

Length:  37 cm, height:  19 cm

Early 20th century

Price: £ 650

 

Forged metal in the shape of a naga.

Used for blackening teeth.

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Spoon and needle container

 

Needle container, spoon

Sami, Lapland

Reindeer bone, leather

Length container:  9,5 cm,  spoon: 16,5 cm

First half 20th century

Price: £ 500

 

On both sides geometric decorations and reindeers. The spoon is decorated on one side with a reindeer and geometric motifs.

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Yam mask

 

Ancestor spirit mask

Abelam, Maprik, Papua New Guinea

Basketry, rattan, pigment

Height: 40 cm

First half 20th century

Price: £ 850

 

These masks were used during the yam harvest festival. The mask was attached to a yam and represents the face of an ancestor.

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Rice knife

 

Ani ani, rice cutter

Dayak, Kalimantan, Borneo

Wood, metal

Length: 28 cm, height: 10 cm

±1900

Price: £ 450

 

Old rice knife with collection number, ZMD 284.

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