dealer in The Hague, The Netherlands

dealer in The Hague, The Netherlands
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Body Art. Tattoos, scarifications, painting and piercings on objects of Delta 98 Den Haag

 Here are some objects with body art from cultures in Africa and Oceania.
Peoples, clans and tribes use, for hundreds of years, 
body paintings, scarifications, tattoos and piercings
to show were they come from, were they belong to, 
to show their role, their part and place in society, their strength, 
knowledge and experiences in life.

Ibeji twin figure, Yoruba, Africa
with ear piercing and facial scarification

Chihongo mask, Chokwe, Africa,
with facial scarifications and ear piercing

Asye Usu figure, Baule, Africa,
with facial and body scarifications

mask, Baule, Africa,
with facial scarifications

fetish figure from Gabon, Africa, 
with ear piercings, facial and body scarifications

Pende Mbuya Giwoyo mask, Angola / Congo, Africa,
with facial scarifications

Iatmul, Sepik, Papua New Guinea,
with facial painting and nose piercing

a Nguzunguzu canoe prow figure,
from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Oceania,
with facial tattoos and nose piercing

a Nguzu Nguzu Mon Boat prow figure,
from the Solomon Islands, Melanesia,
with shell inlay representing the facial painting of male warriors

Objects from the collection of
Delta 98 Den Haag,
The Hague, The Netherlands