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Ethnographic Art & Textiles


May 2126, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET

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Featuring over 150 lots of Ethnographic arts, artifacts and textiles, this auction primarily features offerings from Africa, complemented by examples from Papua New Guinea, South America, the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe, and New Mexico. Textile highlights include a Navajo Eye Dazzler Rug, Ottoman metallic thread table cloth and a Greek Soumak embroidery. Art and artifacts include masks, figures, ivory and metal works, including a Dogon Kanaga Mask, Shona stone sculptures, an Iatmul Kundu Drum, an Australian aboriginal bark painting and more.

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Auction Details


On View at Waddington's Toronto

Tuesday, May 24 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 25 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Andrew Brandt

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