The Largest Authentic Tribal Art Collection in the USA.
Discover African Art, is a tribal art collection offering one-of-a-kind African masks, figures, furniture and textiles. Close to Portland, OR, our collection started from the private collection of avid tribal art collector, Dave Dahl, and was created to share his personal experience with the beauty of tribal artistry with the public.
With over 10,000 sq. ft. of hand-picked tribal oddities, Discover African Art is a fun, curated experience for any collector, dabbler, interior designer or anyone interested in tribal art. Whether it’s an indigo-dyed, hand-woven textile from the Baule tribe, or a bronze wax-casted Leopard from Nigeria, or an authentic tribal Igbo Ikpobe mask, each eccentric piece has a story to tell and a future home to adorn.
Discover African Art hosts exclusive once-a-month events and offers private showings to serious buyers.
We envision Discover African Art not only as a way to share the fun of tribal art with others, but as an opportunity to create a “title wave of good,” i.e., an artistic vehicle for making a difference in the community one tribal mask at a time. We hire ex-felons and are involved with helping at-risk youth.
About the Team
We are truly a family here at Discover African Art and are committed to doing things in a way in which we are proud of. We ensure our customers receive impeccable service and have a fun, quality experience exploring the wonder of tribal art with us.
Dylan is an ex-felon blazing a new trail for himself. He is our shop guy who does a lot of the building and repairs. He and his father, Daniel, have created hundreds of high-quality mounts that we offer for most of our African figures and masks.
Daniel has been working for Dave and Discover African Art since the beginning stages. He is also Dylan’s father. He does most of the building and mount making with his son. Whatever our team needs, Daniel and Dylan can make it! Daniel has become especially skilled in his art repair and restoration craft.
Jes is Discover African Art’s Administrative Assistant and Dave’s daughter. She works closely with Krista, our Operations Manager, and handles a lot of the photographing, shipping and marketing. She is very knowledgeable in identifying what tribes are associated with our pieces. Jes was a Dave’s Killer Bread employee back in the day.
Krista is our Operations Manager and the marketing workhorse of our team. She oversees many aspects of our business such as shipping, inventory and warehouse mapping and is becoming very knowledgeable in African art. She makes sure our customers are happy and that our business is running smoothly. Krista was also a Dave’s Killer Bread employee.
Kim is our go-to painting expert for projects around the warehouse. She is Daniel’s sister and Dylan’s aunt. You can view some of her amazing work displayed in the store front on the massive African map wall.
Ladd is also an ex-felon and Dave’s right-hand man, assisting him with many of his day to day tasks. He wears many hats including, but not limited to, mount making, repairs and inventory. Ladd has been working for Dave since the early DKB days.
Val is another member of the Discover African Art team who takes part in many roles. She has spent much time photographing, inventorying, and shipping. She is Jessica’s sister and Tony’s mom and also used to be an employee at Dave’s Killer Bread.
Tony is the newest member of our crew and a wonderful asset to our intake and inventory system. His mother is Val, who is Jessica’s sister.