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Cultural & Ethnic Collectibles

This category Cultures, Ethnicities contains cultural or ethnic artifacts and art. A cultural or ethnic artifact is an man-made object which gives information about the culture of its creator and users. The artifact may change over time in what it represents, how it appears and how and why it is used as the culture changes over time. In archaeology, an artifact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often later recovered by some archaeological endeavor.

Examples include Stone Tools such as projectile points, pottery vessels, metal objects such as buttons or Guns and items of personal adornment such as jewelry and clothing.

African Art (1900-Now) is any form of art or material culture that originates from the continent of Africa. The origins of African art lie long before recorded history. Africa is home to a great and thriving contemporary art culture. In the Baskets & Containers category you will find handwoven baskets, straw and grass baskets plus 100 year old Pottery. Figures & Sculpture made of ivory, bone and soap stone are very beautiful. African art tends to be used in performance contexts more than static ones. Take the well-known example of African Masks. Most societies in Africa have names for their masks, but this single name incorporates not only the sculpture, but also the meanings of the mask. Can't find that special African item then try the eBay category Other African items.

The continent of Asia is defined by subtracting Europe and Africa from the great land mass of Africa-Eurasia. About 60% of the world's population live in Asia. The region of Asia is the continent of Asia plus nearby islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It also includes Indonesia. Asian (1900-Now) Collectibles include items from the countries of China ( Chinese Collectibles), India ( Indian Collectibles) Indonesia ( Indonesian Collectibles), Japan ( Japanese Collectibles), Korea ( Korean Collectibles) Nepal & Tibet ( Nepalese & Tibetan Collectibles) and Thailand ( Thai / Siamese Collectibles). Can't find that special item from Asia then try the eBay category collectibles from Other Asian Cultures. And what type of collectibles will you find in the above categories: Bowls, Plates, Cups, Mugs, Dolls, Fans, Kimonos, Obis, Bears, Figures, Sculpture, Jewelry, Paintings, Posters, Scrolls, Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles, Teapots, Tea Sets, Vases and Jars.

The Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the world's smallest continent. The continent of Australia has been inhabited for over 40,000 years by Indigenous Australians. There are lots of different and interest Australiana Collectibles in this eBay category. Such as Kangaroo leather products, Australian Coins, Clapsticks, Aboriginal Crocodile heads, T-Shirts, Koala Bear collectibles and the famous Australian Boomerangs.

An African American is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors were originally from Africa. The term "African American" has been in common usage in the United States since the late 1980s. Black Americana collectibles include ebay categories of Banks, Cards, Dolls, Bears, Figures, Sculptures, Houseware, Kitchenware, Photo's, Prints, Posters and Signs.

Native Americans in the United States or original Americans are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. This collective term encompasses a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of them still exist today. Native Americana collectibles in the following categories can be found on eBay: Pre-1940 Ancient Relics, Artifacts, Baskets, Beadwork, Jewelry, Photographic Images, Pipes, Pottery, Rugs and other Pre-1940 Items. 1940-Now items include the following: Baskets, Beads, Beadwork, Books, Clothing, Moccasins, Dolls, Kachinas, Dream Catchers, Fetishes, Totems, Flint Knapping Art, Hides, Pelts, Jewelry, Masks, Headdresses, Musical Instruments, Paintings, Drawings, Photographic Images, Pottery, Rugs, Textiles (Navajo), Rugs, Textiles (Non-Navajo), Sculpture, Weapons and Other Native Americana. All can be found on eBay but be aware of the many Reproductions.

The Western United States, also referred to as the American West, traditionally refers to the region comprising the western most states of the United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Facing both the Pacific Ocean and the Mexican border, the West has been shaped by a variety of ethnic groups. Major settlement of the western territories by migrants from the states in the east developed rapidly in the 1840s, largely through the Oregon Trail and the California gold rush of 1849. Western Americana collectibles in the following categories can be found on eBay: Antique Western, Apparel, Art, Belt Buckles, Bits, Bridles, Books, Decor, Jewelry, Paper, Saddles, Spurs and Other Western Americana.

Other Cultural & Ethnic Artifacts can be found from the following countries: British Celtic Egyptian European Latin American Pacific Islands Russian Other Cultures.

Hawaiiana artifacts, art and collectibles are very popular on eBay and include these categories: Accessories, Apparel, Dishes, Bowls, Plates, Hula, Jewelry, Lamps, Lights, Photos, Prints, Posters, Tikis and other Hawaiiana items.


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