I will be out of town for a week between April 5th and 15th, 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, and I will be able to ship orders after April 15th, 2024. Happy Eclipse everyone!

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. The service is not always as economical as it may appear, particularly on larger or more valuable shipments. USPS estimates only include insurance up to $100 for its domestic shipments, and varying amounts for overseas shipments. If you ask for full insurance we will recalculate the shipping cost and send you an invoice for any difference in cost.

Marketplace Toys and Dolls

PLEASE NOTE: These may be "toys" but they are not suitable for children!

Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
SKU: CPD-54

By Bondisiwe Magoola - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(8" h. x 9" w. x 19 1/2" d.)

$195

Tiger  - Antique "Wayang Kulit" Javanese Shadow Puppet
SKU: INDOP-2201

Wayang Kulit Shadow puppet from Java, Indonesia, mid-20th century.
Water buffalo hide body painted with water-based paints, with bamboo handle.  (14" h. x 24" w. x 1/2" d., 23" h. including handle).

$185

Zulu Doll from South Africa
SKU: ZD-03

Nomaswazi Ndumo - Zulu People, South Africa
Glass beads, wire, yarn, cardboard, wood, cotton fabric.
(19" h. x 7 1/2" w. x 4" d.)

$180

Buffalo - Antique "Wayang Kulit" Javanese Shadow Puppet
SKU: INDOP-2202

Wayang Kulit Shadow puppet from Java, Indonesia, mid-20th century.
Water buffalo hide body painted with water-based paints, with bamboo handle.  (14" h. x 24" w. x 1/2" d., 22 1/2“ h. including handle).

$175

Beaded Lion
SKU: CPD-38

By Victoria - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(10" h. 4 1/2" w. x 10" l.)

$175

Julius Kimemia - Nairobi, Kenya
SKU: Kime-2

Nairobi, Kenya
c. 2011
Recyled steel & copper wire, wood, plastic.
(4" h. x 3 1/4"w. x 8" l.)

$95

Beaded Antelope
SKU: cpd-27

By Nancy Dyesi - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(9" h. x 10 1/2" l.)

20% off

$118 $94.40

Beaded Pony
SKU: CPD-41

By Mayehzeke - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(7" h. x 3" w. x 6" l.)

$85

Kevin Kariuki - Nairobi, Kenya
SKU: Kariu-3

Nairobi, Kenya
2012, 2017
Recycled metal, wire, glass beads (5 3/4" h. x 3 1/2"w. x 6 3/4" l.).
Exact colors and details will vary.

$82

Butterfly  - Large
SKU: Kariu-2

Nairobi, Kenya
c. 2011, 2017
Recycled metal, wire, glass beads (4" h x 5 1/2" w. x 7" l.).
Colors and exact design may vary.

$82

Ndebele Bride Doll
SKU: NDB-12

Ndebele People - South Africa
Cotton and synthetic fabric, glass beads, metal wire, plastic "wire"
(14 1/2" h. x 5" w. x 5" d.) Assorted colors and designs.

$78

Kevin Kariuki - Nairobi, Kenya
SKU: Kariu-7

Nairobi, Kenya
2012
Recycled metal
(2 3/4" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 6 1/2" l.),

$58

 Beaded "Tall Doll" with Baby from Capetown
SKU: CPD-85

By Doris Hlekani - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(18" h. x 3" w. x 2" d.)

$78

Beaded "Tall Doll" with Baby from Capetown
SKU: CPD-84

By Phatiswe Ncopayi - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(16 1/2" h. x 5" w. x 2" d.)

$78

Ndebele Ceremonial Doll - large
SKU: NDB-03d

Ndebele Ceremonial Doll - large (#ndb-03d)
Ndebele People - South Africa
Cotton fabric, glass beads, string, plastic "wire"
(18 to 19" h.) Assorted colors and designs.

$78

Dragonfly
SKU: Kariu-10

Nairobi, Kenya
2017
Recycled metal, wire, glass beads (3 3/4" h. x 7" w. x 8" l.).
Exact colors and design details may vary.

$78

Motorcycle with Sidecar
SKU: rcv-47

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 10 1/4"l. x 4 1/4" w. x 6" h.)

FEATURED IN 2006 UN WORLD URBAN FORUM IN VANCOUVER

$78

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Ndebele Initiation Doll
SKU: ndb-11-lg

Ndebele People - South Africa
Cotton and synthetic fabric, glass & plastic beads, metal and plastic wire, imitation leather skirt
19"  tall

$78 each

Mexican Papier Maché Bird Mask
SKU: MPM-01

Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico,
Mid-20th century.
Molded papier maché mask.  Made on traditional clay mask mold.
(8 1/4” h. x 6 1/4” w. x 4 1/4” d.).
Purchased in Mexico c.1985

Inexpensive masks of paper or pasteboard (máscaras de cartón), formed over a pottery mold and then painted, have been made in Mexico for perhaps a century or longer. Máscaras Mexicanas, a book featuring photographs of Mexican masks, was initially published in Mexico City in about 1926, with a prologue by Roberto Montenegro. There are about 20 of these paper mache masks in the book, along with others of wood and pre-Conquest masks made of other materials such as stone. Moya Rubio included a selection of these masks in plate 188, on page 157 ( Máscaras: la Otra Cara, 1986). Notes from  the late Bryan Stevens, 2018

 

$75

Mexican Papier Maché Animal Mask
SKU: MPM-02

Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, 20th century.
Molded papier maché mask.  Made on traditional clay mask mold.
(11 1/2” h. x 8 1/2” w. x 4 3/4” d.)

Purchased in Mexico c.1985

Inexpensive masks of paper or pasteboard (máscaras de cartón), formed over a pottery mold and then painted, have been made in Mexico for perhaps a century or longer. Máscaras Mexicanas, a book featuring photographs of Mexican masks, was initially published in Mexico City in about 1926, with a prologue by Roberto Montenegro. There are about 20 of these paper mache masks in the book, along with others of wood and pre-Conquest masks made of other materials such as stone. Moya Rubio included a selection of these masks in plate 188, on page 157 ( Máscaras: la Otra Cara, 1986). Notes from  the late Bryan Stevens, 2018

$75