What is the average age of your pieces?
We do not know the exact age of our pieces. We have a lot of old pieces and they have the patina to prove it. Our doors, ladders, and a few others are known antiques. If you live in Portland, OR, we suggest you visit our Flagship warehouse in Clackamas to see the pieces in person and get the inside scoop on the piece from Dave or another knowledgeable DAA team member. We guarantee items to be as claimed. Therefore, we cannot promise the age of our pieces, but rather we allow our customers’ imaginations, as well as our own, to decide an approximate age based on the cultural, historic and symbolic information we have on the piece.
Are your "tourist pieces" newly made?
We do carry some pieces in the tourist category that were most likely made in the last 20 years. Again, unless expertly evaluated as old and tribe-used, we won’t make a claim as such.
The good thing about this is that you may find a “prize” for cheap, if you know how to look.
Do you have any older pieces? Anything that was used in the tribes for rituals?
We have many pieces that are very old, with provenance. We paid dearly for most of these, so if you’re in the market for high-dollar items, we definitely have them. We have an entire floor of great old pieces like this.
I live in Portland, OR and would love to see your collection! What location should we visit?
We opened our doors to the public on August 3rd, 2017 for our Pearl District boutique in Portland, OR. We also have a Flagship warehouse location in Clackamas opening in the Fall of 2017. The boutique is a curated sampling of our masks, bronze statues, wooden figures, textiles and more, but our warehouse, or “the mothership” has thousands of pieces for you to explore. Please let us know if you’d like to visit our Flagship in the meantime and we’ll get you set up with an appointment. You can always visit our Pearl boutique any day from 10am-6pm. We look forward to seeing you!