The internet offers a maze of research links. The problem with following link trails is that the quality and trustworthiness of information tends to degrade exponentially. Another problem is that many tribal art portals make no effort to moderate content, listing rogue dealers next to museum sites and reputable sources.
The following sites have been selected as interesting and varied examples of what is available. Paleobree does not necessarily endorse onward links, site content or commercial aspects.
Art & Life in Africa
A freely accessible educational resource that is the product of the collaborative efforts of more than fifty scholars, technicians, collectors and institutions around the world.
Interesting site on typology of distinguishing features of African sculptures.
Tribal Art Reference
Reference literature on traditional and contemporary African, Oceanic, native American and tribal Asian art.
Dogon Images & Traditions
Interesting site with excellent archive photographs.
African Art Museum - Case by Case Burkina Faso
An interesting section of the Society of African Missions museum.
This online magazine resource has a lot of tribal art material, including auction catalogues. The example link takes you to the 2014 Parcours brochure of Dandrieu African Art. A search of Issuu will bring up some excellent material.
Italian forum with some interesting content
African Art Archives
A work in progress but it has an excellent 'Who's who in African Art' directory.
A collector's entertaining essay on collecting and art.
Excellent resource on African art and overview of the current market
Herkenhoff Tribal Art
Fascinating and well-designed resource on the art of the Lobi
Indian & Himalayan Tribal Arts
Himalayan Art Resources
Educational archive with over 35,000 images
The Chiaramonte Collection of Asmat Art
A valuable resource on the art and culture of the Asmat
Art and Oracle, African Art and Rituals of Divination
A scholarly resource from the Metropolitan Museum
Art and Life in Africa Project
Excellent resource by Prof. Christopher D. Roy of Univ. Iowa
Museum Anthropology Review
Journal of museum and material culture studies
The Bontoc Igorot
1905 ethnological study by Albert Ernest Jenks
Society for the Preservation & Promotion of Naga Heritage
Non-profit organisation supporting NE Indian ethnic groups
Mafulu: Mountain People of British New Guinea
1912 ethnographic study by Robert W. Williamson
Jean-Pierre Dutilleux's website
BBC resource on popular 'adventure-ethnography' series
Personal website of leading Cambridge anthropologist
Links to digital archives, films and interviews
Masks of the World
A celebration of masks and masking cultures. A model of internet dealing: clear policies, collecting tips and FAQ. Stock includes copies and reproductions.
Harry L. Neufeld & Tiala M. Neufeld Collection
Naga art and ethnography
Encyclopedic resource on African Art
The Ring of Fire
Images from the classic film about Indonesia by Lawrence and Lorne Blair. The host site is also an interesting read.
Africa: The Art of a Continent
Guggenheim Museum resource
G. I. Jones Photographic Archive
Southeastern Nigerian art and culture
Superb archive of photographs from 1930's
The History of the Shuar
William Jamieson's research into the Jivaroan tribes of Ecuador and Peru
Fake or Fabulous
Informative guide to Latin American fakes
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Art & material culture from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas
Kofi Cole Art Life
African miniatures carved by African art historian Herbert M. Cole.
Life Force At The Anvil
Superb photographs of African metalworking
National Museum of African Art exhibition
Indiana University Arts Museum
Art from Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Art History Resources
Encyclopedic art resource of most cultures and periods
Specialist resource on Ibeji
Tribal Art Magazine
New site: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/a_la_une.php
Old site : http://tribalarts.com/
Arts of Asia Magazine