Since 1959, William Darrell Moseley has collected tribal art from Africa and Asia, where he traveled extensively as a business executive in the health care industry. Now retired, he has opened a specialized art gallery to share his acquisitions with other serious collectors.
Western and Central African artworks form the core of this collection with material from Cameroon and Gabon being particularly notable. However, all other areas of the sub-Saharan Continent are also represented.
Ceremonial masks and ritual statuary comprise the majority of artworks on display, but other ethnographic artifacts including jewelry, household objects and weapons are also on exhibit.
In addition to a wide variety of hand-loomed African textiles, the gallery displays a number of tribal and village runs, kilims, and other antique fabric art from the Middle East and Central Asia.
Photography by David Boyer and John Guider