In response to Pace Primitive's ( http://www.paceprimitive.com/
)inspired Summer show 'What Was' ,Tribal Central (France) will also attempt to offload some damaged stock.
The illustrations are as follows:-
A Lobi bateba Ti Pua figure so eroded by termite activity as to be reduced to a domestic directional aid for the intellectually challenged.
A Burkina Faso (Bobo) pottery dish Ð previously repaired a la Japonaise Ð still retains its timeless dignity even though lying shattered after a ritual ceremony (supper)
An old Dogon head fixed to a lump of wood attempts to make the owner look less of an accessory to fundamental Islamic vengeance but more of a creative display artist.
Though not strictly African , pastis bough much comfort to the far flung French colonial administrators .The water added to this highly alcoholic concoction would have been poured from such a jug as this. Some seventy years of stylistic reference to the jazz age have been severely eroded by the antics of a domestic animal that could well trace its ancestry to the Dark Continent .
Finally, not a victim of damage or erosion per se , but an alarming local incidence of Bart Simpsonisation. An Ituri/ Mbuti ' pygmy ' mask 'dumbed down ' by juxtaposition to a glove puppet of a popular cartoon character.
Prices are, of course , by application and accompanied by proof of age ( over 18) and a medical certificate proving that though you might be considered clinically insane , you are still legally able to sign cashable cheques