I have been dealing in Tribal art since leaving university, with my passion beginning long before; when my father used to allow me to handle pieces as a child. As a third generation antiques dealer, I have always been surrounded by items with a story to tell. From the beginning Tribal Art has drawn me in and led me to explore the cultures from which the pieces originate.

My interest in artefacts resulted in me studying archaeology at the University of Bristol. On completing my degree I worked for a number of renowned auction houses and galleries in the UK and overseas. I have since been dealing privately, for a number of years, meeting many like-minded dealers, collectors and enthusiasts.  I find the aesthetic quality and the tactile nature of Tribal art to be a perfect combination. The journey of discovery, when researching a piece and the culture that created it, drives me to continue to collect and sell.

All the items in the Inventory on the website are available for purchase. Please contact me for further details & you can also see a small selection of items that I have recently sold on the Archive page. 

If you do not see what you are looking for please do get in touch, as I may have acquired a piece that is not yet on the site. I can also source items, if you are looking for a particular piece. I offer appraisals and am happy to discuss purchasing items.

If you have any questions or comments about the pieces on my website please contact me. I am always open to discussion.

Thank you for visiting my website. 


Sam Handbury-Madin 

(T/A Handbury Tribal Art)


Exhibitions to date:


Tribal Art London - 2015, 2016, 2017


Amsterdam Tribal Art Fair - 2016, 2017