Ethnic and Tribal Art
This fascinating collection includes masks from the soninké and baulé tribes, as well as ibeji statuettes from the yoruba groups, anthropomorphic pieces which should go in pairs of different sexes, which represent sacred spirits with prayers and offerings. A further highlight are the kota reliquaries, stylized figures made of wood covered in copper or brass used, as a spiritual protector for the dead.
Just like the Hotel Balmes, the interiors of the rooms exhibit part of the African Art collection. Most remarkable is the important representation of the tuareg tribe art.
President of the Derby Hotels Collection