As an important and powerful art medium known internationally, appreciation for antique Tribal art of high quality has existed for over a century. Yet in most countries, few academic or institutional vehicles are in place to help young people or the general public get exposed to the magic of tribal art, including the amazing stories and spiritual foundation which accompanies nearly every object, and that this beautiful art has been a foundation for modern and contemporary art movements while inspiring high design, architecture, fashion, and even everyday furniture and jewelry design.
The fundamental basis of the experience on this platform for the user is that each interaction with any gallery we present here should be 100% positive. To that end, the galleries on the platform are selected from a pool of galleries who have a reputation for quality, integrity, and authenticity; all galleries either continue to exhibit at top international shows in their particular area of specialization or have a history of exhibiting in the past. Other factors, such as membership in organizations devoted to authenticity and accreditation, specialization and expertise, and a history of publication in a specialized area.
Galleries are invited and may or may not choose to be present on this platform. The absence of a gallery here is not an indication, nor intended to be an indication that such a gallery is not of the highest integrity and presents magnificent, authentic objects. Regardless of where one finds great pieces, it is recommended that art buyers do their due-diligence and that they feel completely comfortable with the experience. .
Good question! The good news is that these galleries already are of the finest quality and are known for excellence and set the standards for professionalism. To be on this platform, all galleries must follow the basic standards of guaranteeing authenticity of all objects that they offer represented to the best of their professional knowledge and belief. Buyers must also be provided appropriate purchase documentation and any background information with stated provenance where relevant. While we are not watchdogs, we want buyers to have the maximum positive experience in every occasion.
Our “Keepers” project is an ambitious effort which has just begun; the Tribal ArtSNAP team works directly with as many international museums as possible with Tribal art collections, both on display and hidden away. As you can see from our visual index of Museums, we provide immediate, direct access to worldwide museum websites that may have never yet been as easily accessible in a single visual platform. We are another bridge in which new projects, creativity, and magic working with museums, donors, and friends of museums can be the result. Note: If a museum currently does not have a website, we are unable to include them here. We look forward to your feedback on the form on the Keepers page.
More good feedback--we agree. So bear with us! The next phase of the platform is nearly complete and features opportunities to view beautiful objects for sale in a different way than the art in these categories has ever been presented. Exciting innovation can take time in the digital world but we are on it. And because this is our full-time job, we are able to modify and improve the platform every day, and add fresh content daily.
The good questions never cease!. For this very reason, we have created two sister platforms which you can visit right now:
All three platforms will feature new content and evolve on a daily basis. Just stay tuned as we get rolling....aboriginal art, arms and armor, antique textiles, antique rugs...everything is possible.
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