Date: April 29 (3:00 PM) to May 3 (10:00 PM) 2021

After the great success of the first online Tribal Art Fair (TAF) that was held in October (9000 visitors), there is now the TAF spring edition. Once again, 30 galleries show their latest acquisitions on a special website. The start will be on April 29 at 3 p.m. and the online fair will close at 10 p.m. on May 3. Nine new galleries are participating. Including Rare photo Gallery from Toronto, specializing in 19th and 20th century ethnographic photos, postcards and books and the London dealer Kapil Jariwala with objects from India and Oceania. In addition, a number of new Dutch dealers, who mainly specialize in antique Asiatic weapons, are also part of the online fair.

The TAF spring edition is of course not complete without some interesting lectures. So will Lars Krutak, the American tattoo anthropologist, give a lecture on Tattooing in the Arctic: An Ancient History and the author Jamey Allen will talk about the recently published book: ‘Wild Beads of Africa: Old Powderglass Beads from the Collection of Billy Steinberg ‘. The full program is available on the website at the beginning of April.

The TAF has grown into an important international fair for tribal art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and North and South America. The public consists of collectors, dealers, museum curators and other interested parties. In addition to masks and statues, visitors will also find textiles, jewellery and utensils on the website. Each gallery will show up to fifty objects.

Hopefully the TAF can again take place “live” in the last weekend of October 2021 in De Duif in Amsterdam. But if this is not yet possible, it has turned out that a virtual fair is a good alternative.

for more information: Finette Lemaire, +31 (0) 6-24905585 / +31 (0) 20-6237-027 /