Yoruba - Mask
We love Marjan's talent for finding eclectic tribal art works. The story behind each piece is a fascinating window into another culture.
The Yoruba people are an ethnic group of south-west and north- central Nigeria and constitute over 40 million people in total. With olive shaped eyes and a small round mouth, this is a representation of a young beautiful female figure.
ABOUT THE COLLECTOR
Marjan Ertefai runs an interior design and architectural practice based in the FrenchAlps. An experienced traveller and avid collector of tribal arts, she believes art plays a central role in defining a space. She takes an intuitive approach to her design process, combining iconic furniture and objects of the past with contemporary pieces and indigenous arts from around the world.
Her relationship with talented artisans and resourceful foraging play an integral role in each project. The goal is not to create a template style, but to design a space that is personal, telling a story about its owner.