Tribal art, folk art, fair trade

Tribal art, folk art, fair trade, tribal handicrafts; a list of websites

See also: Art by Country

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Africa *

African Art Museum
An on-line reference to the artistic styles of Africa.

African tribal art galleries, a website directory from The Open Directory Project.

Art and Life in Africa Project
African art and its cultural contexts. The University of Iowa

eShop Africa – Fair Trade Direct from Africa
A fair trade ecommerce website based in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Currently many traditional African artisans are living in poverty despite their skills. It is EShop Africa’s aim to raise global orders through the internet for these artisans.

Native Art Directory
An internet resource for finding the artwork and crafts of the world’s indigenous peoples.

Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, Inc
The ATADA Members represent a Who’s Who of the American Indian and Tribal Art worlds.

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Culturelink.Network, Unesco
Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development.

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Development Organization directory of contacts and development organizations.

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Ethical fashion *

Eco and ethical fashion news from around the world.

Ethical Fashion Forum

The Ethical Fashion Show

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Fair trade *

Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade. Oxfam International Fair Trade
Fair Trade is about giving poor people power: by paying producers a fair price for their work, helping them gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop their businesses, and challenging ways of trading which keep people poor.

Fair Trade International

Fair Trade Federation
An association of fair trade wholesalers, retailers, and producers whose members are committed to providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.

Global Marketplace
Their purpose is to reduce poverty around the world by selling local village crafts and clothing at a fair price via this Online Global Marketplace and to return as much of the sales price as possible to the local artist.

Trade Aid
At the heart of Trade Aid’s philosophy is the notion that income generation is an essential part of breaking the poverty cycle. Over the past 25 years Vi has seen that approach reap practical results. In many developing countries where women were once confined to their houses they are now working and earning an income.

Wikipedia entry on fair trade.

 

The Folk Art Society of America
American folk art and links to some international folk art.

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Galleries of tribal art *

Galleries of tribal art, a web directory from Art.net.

Galleries of tribal art, a web directory from Tribal Art Magazine.

Didier Claes Gallery, Brussels

Galerie Patrik Frohlich, Switzerland

Bernard de Grunne, Brussels

Galerie Flak, Paris

Arte y Ritual, Madrid

Global EXchange Stores
A human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world.Fair prices – and fair prices paid to the producers in Indonesia, South Africa, Haiti, Mexico and around the world.

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India *

FleaAffair
FleAffair.com is a platform for small entrepreneurs to showcase their creations and to bring them in the global market through the internet. FleAffair would like to showcase small manufacturers of Handmade, Vintage, Ethnic, Organic and Natural products from India. It is a virtual marketplace for handmade products including apparel, shoes, fashion accessories, house hold products, gift items and several others. They not only provide you a stage but would also promote your products exhibited on FleAffair.

Journals, forums *

Tribal Art Forum

Tribal Arts Magazine



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Museums *

Musee du Quai Branly, Paris,
gathers together 300,000 works of art and objects collected over the centuries from Africa, the Americas, Oceania and Asia, including Congolese harps and Amazonian feathered masks.

The African Art Museum

Musées Barbier-Mueller, Genève

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Native Art Directory
An internet resource for finding the artwork and crafts of the world’s indigenous peoples.

NetAid
The NetAid World Schoolhouse is a worldwide community of individuals, community groups, corporations and volunteers working together to ensure that children everywhere get the opportunity to learn.

Nomads Journey
An on-line gallery celebrating the spirit of artisans and the rhythm of cultures throughout the world.

North American galleries of native and tribal art, a web directory.
The Open Directory Project

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One Village
For community cooperation internationally; partners for social progress. Shop here for articles from partner enterprises which strive to build up the quality of life of the community. These enterprises are workers’ associations or cooperatives, societies for the common good, or are generally accountable to the community.

Oxfam
Oxfam International is a confederation of twelve non-governmental organizations working together in more than 80 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. The Oxfams are strategic funders of development projects; provide emergency relief in times of crisis; and campaign for social and economic justice.

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

Scarbrough Fair
The Scarborough Fair tea range has been created to foster fair trade around the world.

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Trickle Up
Trickle Up Program helps the poorest of the poor take their first step up out of poverty by providing them with conditional seed grants and business training to help them start or expand their own business ventures. The organization empowers the world’s neediest people in Africa,the Americas, Asia and the United States, to realize their potential and strengthen their communities.

Trade Aid
At the heart of Trade Aid’s philosophy is the notion that income generation is an essential part of breaking the poverty cycle. Over the past 25 years Vi has seen that approach reap practical results. In many developing countries where women were once confined to their houses they are now working and earning an income. Because they have money, their daughters can go to school – something that in many countries was previously unheard of. To give priority to groups which preserve or revive their cultural heritage in their craft. To increase purchases from trading partners that meets our criteria, at the best possible price for the producers.

Tribal Art Magazine
Tribal Art Magazine, a quarterly journal on the arts of indigenous cultures around the world.

Tribal Art Society
Association de marchands d’art tribal présentant de nouveaux objets chaque mois.

Tribe-Asia’s
mission is to bring together a large selection of ethnic and indigenous art works and handicrafts from the Asian region. As Tribe-Asia is based in Taipei,they have launched this site focused on Taiwan’s indigenous arts. Items from small individual, family or community-run workshops. Selection includes jewelry and accessories, woven and embroidered items, leather products, woodcarving and specialty items.

Tribal Art Informationt Service/Paleobree
Paleobree is a free and confidential information service for collectors of tribal art who purchase on the internet. Paleobree is run by collectors for collectors and does not operate as a commercial site.

Tribalmania

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United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
A network of 134 country offices, the UNDP helps people in 174 countries and territories to help themselves, focusing on poverty elimination, environmental regeneration, job creation and the advancement of women.

Wikipedia entry on tribal art.

Bush Buffalo Mask, early-mid 1900s, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, possibly Bwa people, wood, fibers - Cleveland Museum of Art - DSC08709.JPG
Bush Buffalo Mask, early-mid 1900s, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, possibly Bwa people, wood, fibers Cleveland Museum of Art Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons