Note:
With the high cost of shipping many of our customers choose to ship by USPS. For small and light shipments this is usually less expensive, but please be aware that their estimates are often wrong and only include insurance up to $100 for its domestic shipments. If you ask for full insurance we will recalculate the shipping cost and send you an invoice for any difference in cost.

I will be away from the gallery between July 10th and July 19th, and so will not be shipping or open for visitors at the gallery. The Indigo Arts website will be active as always. I will respond to emails as soon as possible. I will be able to ship orders after July 19th, 2024.

Yoruba People

Ifa Divination Tray - Yoruba
SKU: AFS-069

mid-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments.
(16 1/4" diam. x 1 1/4" d.)

$1,500

Yoruba Gelede Mask
SKU: AFM-75

Yoruba people, Nigeria
wood w/ oil paint, nails
(15" h. x 9" w. x 13" d.)

$1200 (w/ custom stand)

Yoruba Gelede Mask
SKU: AFM-10

Yoruba people, Nigeria
wood w/ oil paint (8 1/2"h. x 8"w. x 10"d.)

$750 (with stand)

Yoruba Eshu
SKU: AFS-01

mid-20th century
Wood with red clay pigment, considerable wear.
(each 11" h. x 3" w. x 3 1/4" d.),

$750/pair

"Rabbit" Yoruba Gelede Mask
SKU: AFM-01

Yoruba, Nigeria, mid-20th century
Wood with red, black, white oil paint, with remnants of red fabric costume (11"h x 7"w).  
Mounted on custom stand.
 

$650 (incl. custom stand)

Indigo Ashoké (aso oke) Cloth
SKU: ASC-24

Yoruba region, Nigeria.  Mid-20th century.
13-Strip-woven cotton dyed with indigo w/ turquoise silk or synthetic fiber thread.
(82" l. x 52" w.)

$575

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Yoruba Mask
SKU: AFM-2208

Yoruba people, Nigeria
wood w/ organic patina (18" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 8" d.)

Ex. collection of Jonathan W. Fisher
Purchased c. 1970s. 

$550

Sanyan Silk, Cotton & Synthetic Ashoke Cloth
SKU: ASC-22

mid-20th century
14-Strip woven cotton, rayon. and wild moth silk textile w/ supplemental emboidery
(73"l. x 53"w.)

$500

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Cotton Ashoke Cloth
SKU: ASC-21

mid-20th century
15-Strip woven cotton with Indigo and other dyes
(69"l. x 59"w.)

$475

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Fine Old Ibeji Figure - Yoruba
SKU: AFS-060

mid-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments.
(11" h. x 3 5/5" w. x 3 3/4" d.)

The Yoruba have the highest incidence of twinning in the world. Because twins tend to have a low birth weight, they have a high infant mortality rate. In Yoruba belief deceased twins may try to lure their living twins to the world of the dead. To appease them, carved figured of the dead rendered in adult form were cared for like real children. They were washed, fed, and dressed with beads and taken out to be danced on public occasions. Treated with respect, they bring good fortune to their families: mistreated, they may cause poverty, illness, and even death.  (Yale University Art Gallery)

$450

Old Yoruba Ère Ìbejì (Twin figure)
SKU: AFS-2202

Early-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments, glass beads.
(11 1/2" x 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”)

Ex. Jonathan Fisher collection.  Purchased in Nigeria, 1970.

The Yoruba have the highest incidence of twinning in the world. Because twins tend to have a low birth weight, they have a high infant mortality rate. In Yoruba belief deceased twins may try to lure their living twins to the world of the dead. To appease them, carved figured of the dead rendered in adult form were cared for like real children. They were washed, fed, and dressed with beads and taken out to be danced on public occasions. Treated with respect, they bring good fortune to their families: mistreated, they may cause poverty, illness, and even death.  (Yale University Art Gallery)

$450

Indigo Ashoké (aso oke) Cloth
SKU: ASC-027

Yoruba region, Nigeria.  Mid-20th century.
7-Strip-woven cotton dyed with indigo w/ turquoise silk or synthetic fiber thread.
(72" l. x 27 1/2" w.)

$300

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor
Ibeji figure
SKU: AFS-04a

mid-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments.

9 3/4" h. x 3 1/2" w.

The Yoruba have the highest incidence of twinning in the world. Because twins tend to have a low birth weight, they have a high infant mortality rate. In Yoruba belief deceased twins may try to lure their living twins to the world of the dead. To appease them, carved figured of the dead rendered in adult form were cared for like real children. They were washed, fed, and dressed with beads and taken out to be danced on public occasions. Treated with respect, they bring good fortune to their families: mistreated, they may cause poverty, illness, and even death.  (Yale University Art Gallery)

$290

Cotton Ashoke Cloth
SKU: ASC-23

mid-20th century
14-Strip woven cotton w/ supplemental emboidery
(70"l. x 54"w.)

$280

Yoruba Mask
SKU: AFM-53

wood w/ oil paint
(11"h. x 5 1/4"w. x 3"d.)

25% off

$325 $243.75

Indigo Ashoké (aso oke) Cloth
SKU: ASC-24

Yoruba region, Nigeria.  Mid-20th century.
13-Strip-woven cotton dyed with indigo w/ turquoise silk or synthetic fiber thread.
(82" l. x 52" w.)

$575

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor
Sanyan Silk, Cotton & Synthetic Ashoke Cloth
SKU: ASC-22

mid-20th century
14-Strip woven cotton, rayon. and wild moth silk textile w/ supplemental emboidery
(73"l. x 53"w.)

$500

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor
Cotton Ashoke Cloth
SKU: ASC-21

mid-20th century
15-Strip woven cotton with Indigo and other dyes
(69"l. x 59"w.)

$475

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor
Indigo Ashoké (aso oke) Cloth
SKU: ASC-027

Yoruba region, Nigeria.  Mid-20th century.
7-Strip-woven cotton dyed with indigo w/ turquoise silk or synthetic fiber thread.
(72" l. x 27 1/2" w.)

$300

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor
Indigo Ashoké (aso oke) Cloth with Text
SKU: ASC-26

Yoruba region, Nigeria.  Mid-20th century.
4-Strip-woven cotton dyed with indigo w/ woven text ("ADEJOKE ORUNRE OLASANDE MOBAOKO - Original order of Olasande Mobaoko") and blue silk or synthetic fiber thread.
(72" l. x 16 1/2" w.)

$225

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor
Ibeji Twin Figures with cowrie jacket
SKU: AFS-063

mid-20th century.
Figures wood with organic & mineral pigments. Jacket cotton fabric with cowrie shells.
(10 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" w. x 4" d. including the cowrie jacket)

Exhibited at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey (July to December, 2016) for exhibit:  Sankofa.

$950/pair

Product Status: 
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Yoruba Standing Figure
SKU: AFS-86

Yoruba, Nigeria.  Late-20th century.
Wood with organic/mineral patina, fabric, cracked mirror glass, cowrie shells, bone, misc. materials.
(31 1/2" h. x 8" w. x 9" d.)
Likely a trade piece.  

$600

Product Status: 
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Fine Old Ibeji Figure
SKU: afs-061

20th century
Wood
Provenance: from the collection of the late Marilyn Houlberg
(11" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 3 1/2" d.)

$500

Product Status: 
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Fine Old Ibeji Figure - Yoruba
SKU: afs-062

20th century
Wood
(13" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 3 1/4" d.)

$450

Product Status: 
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Ibeji figure - Yoruba
SKU: afs-068

20th century
Wood
Provenance: from the collection of the late Marilyn Houlberg
(9 1/2" h. x 3 1/8" w. x 3 3/8" d.)

$325

Product Status: 
Sold
Yoruba people, Nigeria
SKU: tdy-01

Cotton damask fabric tie-dyed. Double-length ( 170" x 50"). Partial view shown.

$280

Product Status: 
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Yoruba Indigo Resist-dye Adire Eleko Cloth
SKU: ind-10

Nigeria, c.1970
Cotton fabric cassava starch resist-dyed with natural indigo dye ( 76" x 65")

$250

Product Status: 
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Indigo Ashoké (aso oke) Cloth
SKU: ASC-25

Yoruba region, Nigeria.  Mid-20th century.
3-Strip-woven cotton dyed with indigo w/ woven text ("ADEJOKE ORUNRE OLASANDE MOBAOKO - Original order of Olasande Mobaoko") and blue silk or synthetic fiber thread.
(72" l. x 13 1/2" w.)

$175

Product Status: 
Sold