We have traveled the African continent for over 17 years to bring you the finest, most extraordinary African Art available.
We carry all manner of art, jewelry, masks, figures, statues, stools, leather goods, neolithic and ethnographic items from across the continent.
We also perform Appraisals of objects from all subsaharan countries and tribes.
Please peruse our catalog below on the left for a sample of our most interesting items. You can also visit us by appointment at our warehouse. Please contact us with any questions or comments.
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The Niger Bend refers to a geographic region of West Africa -- the area in which we buy most of our products. Our greatest love are one-of-a-kind, finest-quality ethnographic pieces that we discover in our travels.
We have been trading under the name The Niger Bend since 1982. Almost all of the items we sell, we have bought personally. We travel to West Africa frequently to buy and to visit our old trading friends. It is through our many friendships that we have learned to love the peoples and cultures of the area.
The highlighted countries are those from which we import the majority of our products and are the parts of the Continent that we know best.
David on an earlier trip through Mali, accumulating great art to bring back home for the American market. He always attracts a friendly crowd, anxious to see what this foreign guy is doing so far from home.
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