African pottery

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Musgum earth home, Cameroon , Africa
Art Et ArchitectureVernacular ArchitectureCultural ArchitectureAncient ArchitectureSustainable Architecture

musgum earth architecture

the musgum, an ethnic group in far north province in cameroon, created their homes from compressed sun-dried mud.

Africa | Global vessel with everted rim from the Igbo people of Nigeria | 10th century | Fired clay

Africa: The Art of a Continent

Africa | Global vessel with everted rim from the Igbo people of Nigeria | 10th century | Fired clay

contemporary Africa | Ian Garrett ~ South African Ceramist

Ian Garrett - SA Decor & Design

contemporary Africa | Ian Garrett ~ South African Ceramist

Africa | Vessel from the Mangbetu people of DR Congo, in the shape of a female head | 20th century

Mangbetu / Vessel in the shape of a female head / 20th century

Mangbetu / Vessel in the shape of a female head / 20th century

Africa | Vessel from Chad | 20th century | Ceramic

Vessel, Unknown ^ Minneapolis Institute of Art

Africa | Vessel from Chad | 20th century | Ceramic

Striking: The extraordinary village of Tiebele in Burkina Faso, Africa, is made up of intricately embellished earthen architecture

African village where every building is a canvas, whether it is a house, palace or tomb for their dead

Every structure in Tiebele's 'Cour Royale' in Burkina Faso, West Africa, is decorated with elaborate geometric patterns, from the chief's palace to a mausoleum.

Africa | Palm wine vessel. Ibo - Nigeria

Africa | Palm wine vessel. Ibo - Nigeria

Magdalene Odundo

Brooklyn Museum

Africa | Anthropomorphic vessel by Mbitim (Zande people) of DR Congo | Clay | ca. mid 1940s

vessel/container

Africa | Anthropomorphic vessel by Mbitim (Zande people) of DR Congo | Clay | ca. mid 1940s

Margaret Courtney-Clarke:  My objective in this work is to document an extraordinary art form - vernacular art and architecture in West Africa - that is not transportable and therefore not seen in museums around the world. These images portray a unique tradition of Africa, a celebration of an indigenous rural culture in which the women are the artists and the home her canvas.

Photography

Margaret Courtney-Clarke is one of those rare individuals who not only thinks about life, what it means and what treasures it holds in store, but deservedly stands in that edifying tradition of photo-journalism that illuminates the human spirit. Her photography and her acclaimed books, notably her trilogy Ndebele, African Canvas & Imazighen, as well as her contributions to numerous other publications are deeply human and nuanced in their thought as well as being imbued with a rare spirit of…

Africa | Anthropomorphic jar from the Mangbetu people of DR Congo | Teracotta

mangbetu jarre anthropomorp ||| furniture

Africa | Anthropomorphic jar from the Mangbetu people of DR Congo | Teracotta

Dem. Rep. Congo.  Most Luba art relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their power by the display of prestige objects during important ceremonies.  The Kingdom of Luba was a pre-colonial Central African state, which is now southern Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Luba had a wealth of natural resources such as gold, ivory, copper, frankincense and ebony but they also produced and traded a variety of goods such as pottery and masks.

Luba Box 1

Africa | Vessel 'awo ota erinle' .Yoruba, Nigeria

Administrative Quarantine

Africa | 'Ancestry' vessel from the Jem people Nigeria | Terracotta and pigment | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Kusson

Africa | 'Ancestry' vessel from the Jem people Nigeria | Terracotta and pigment | ca. late 19th to early 20th century