I'm a college student that really enjoys African art! I purchased a few items from an antiquities dealer about a year ago, but the owner did not know anything about them other than they were African. Call me a rookie or an unenlightened college kid, but I bought them without much knowledge concerning their history or whether they had any chance of being "authentic". So, I was hoping I could gain some insight on these two items in regards to who may have made them, when they may have been made, and if they are simply reproduction tourist art, or may have actually been made for tribal use.
Any thoughts and opinions would be great!
Images can be seen here:
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/African_ Arts/photos/ album/1820835434 /pic/list