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Textile and tribal art highlights at the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair

London in June is always a good place to be if you are into arts and antiques. With many fairs moving locations and timing, and dealers being equally itinerant, it might be worth reminding some people how Olympia has been a constant in June among all of this movement. This year nearly 200 art dealers will exhibit at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, 6th-16th June 2013. The event mixes material from across periods, provenances and price ranges like no other fair, so it is always worth a visit and this year it looks set to host a strong offering of textiles and tribal art. Here is a choice of some of the material that you can expect to see:

Man's tapa apron, Finisterre Mountains, Madang, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, mid 20th C., 62 x 52cm. Clive Loveless , London

Man’s tapa apron, Finisterre Mountains, Madang, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, mid 20th C., 62 x 52cm. Clive Loveless , London

Woman's ceremonial head scarf, aganoun, Ait Haddidou tribe, High Atlas, Morocco, 1st half 20th century. Resist-dyed wool, 79 x74cm, mounted, Clive Loveless, London

Woman’s ceremonial head scarf, aganoun, Ait Haddidou tribe, High Atlas, Morocco, 1st half 20th century. Resist-dyed wool, 79 x74cm, mounted, Clive Loveless, London

Ceremonial stool, 21.5x14ins,54.5x36 cms, carved wood, Duala, Cameroon coast, West Africa, c.1900, Ref 5111.

Ceremonial stool, Duala, Cameroon coast, West Africa, c.1900, Clive Loveless

Ceremonial tapa (bark cloth) clothing panel, siapo, possibly Samoa, Polynesia, early 20th century. Clive Loveless

Ceremonial tapa (bark cloth) clothing panel, siapo, possibly Samoa, Polynesia, early 20th century. Clive Loveless

Tapa ( bark clot) panel, possibly Santa Cruz Island, Solomon Isles, Melanesia, c.1900. Clive Loveless

Tapa ( bark cloth) panel, possibly Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands, Melanesia, c.1900. Clive Loveless

Tapa (bark cloth) panel, possibly for a Fire Dance mask, Baining people, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia,  before 1950, 5109.

Tapa, bark panel possibly for a Fire Dance mask ,Baining people, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, before 1950. Clive Loveless

Embroidered dowry, agedyna, Skane, southern Sweden, initialled and dated 1852. Clive Loveless

Embroidered dowry, agedyna, Skane, southern Sweden, initialled and dated 1852. Clive Loveless

 

 Bukhara suzani, Uzbekistan, 18th century. Esther Fitzgerald, London

Bukhara suzani, Uzbekistan, 18th century. Esther Fitzgerald, London

 Rare Bauhaus embroidery, Germany, 1925. Attributed to Friedel Dicker and possibly worked by Alice Nattare. Esther Fitzgerald, London

Rare Bauhaus embroidery, Germany, 1925. Attributed to Friedel Dicker and possibly worked by Alice Nattare. Esther Fitzgerald, London

Imperial dragon roundels, 17th/18th century, China. Silk and gold thread. Galerie Arabesque, Stuttgart

Imperial dragon roundels, 17th/18th century, China. Silk and gold thread. Galerie Arabesque, Stuttgart

Italian Brocatelle, circa 1550, with a design of arabesques, entwining stems and vegetal ornament woven in silver metal thread and silk on a rich yellow silk ground. Joanna Booth, London

Italian Brocatelle, circa 1550, with a design of arabesques, entwining stems and vegetal ornament woven in silver metal thread and silk on a rich yellow silk ground. Joanna Booth, London

Flemish tapestry fragment, 16th century.  Joanna Booth, London

Flemish tapestry fragment, 16th century. Joanna Booth, London

Huron Glengarry cap, decorated with moose hair embroidery, Quebec, 1st half of 19th century. Stothert & Trice, London

Huron Glengarry cap, decorated with moose hair embroidery, Quebec, 1st half of 19th century. Stothert & Trice, London

Amazonian macaw feather headdress on a cane and cotton band, Jivaro, lowlands, 1st half of the 20th century. Stothert & Trice, London

Amazonian macaw feather headdress on a cane and cotton band, Jivaro, lowlands, 1st half of the 20th century. Stothert & Trice, London

Ushak carpet, west Anatolia, 19th century. Gallery Yacou, London

Ushak carpet, west Anatolia, 19th century. Gallery Yacou, London

 

Kaka hat CAMEROON

Kaka hat Cameroon, 20th century. Tribal Gathering, London

Lega hat DRC

Lega hat Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century. Tribal Gathering, London

Chiefs hat DRC

Chief’s hat, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century. Tribal Gathering

Yoruba beaded crown, Nigeria, 20th century. Tribal Gathering, London

Yoruba beaded crown, Nigeria, 20th century. Tribal Gathering, London

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