|Discover African Art was initially created as an outlet to sell things from my
collection as I slowly upgraded it. The website has gone through many
changes and it's something that I'm constantly trying to work on. The name
"Discover African Art" comes from the fond recollection I have when I first
"discovered" African art, and how it's changed my life.
Discover African Art focuses mainly on objects that were created based on
traditional forms and styles but were made specifically for the collecting
market instead of to be used within the cultures they would normally have
been used in. I will also include objects that are authentic on the website from
time to time. These objects are nice objects, but aren't of the right aesthetic or
quality for me to include them on RAND Tribal.
There are many wonderful objects that fall into the 'made specifically for the
collecting market' category. Objects are often time crafted by individuals who
make objects for use within the tribe as well as objects to be sold to outsiders.
Many types of objects represent ones that were used by cults that no longer
exist. The fact that the cult no longer exists and objects used and made by
them are no longer being produced doesn't mean that the demand by
collectors for these objects has also gone away. Collectors desire to have
examples of these types of objects so they are still being produced, and made
to look like the old original ones were.
I try to truthfully represent the objects I sell on this website. If I say that despite
an object's appearance I feel that it was made specifically for the collecting
market, that isn't a bad thing. I'm simply trying to show people that nice things
are being produced for the collecting market and trying to represent them in
an honest and straight forward way. If you have ANY questions about an
object, please don't hesitate to contact me.
To gain a better understanding of my thoughts and philosophies, I would ask
you to view my Statement on my Rand African Art website.
You can view it by CLICKING HERE (it will open in a new window).
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