The art of Africa

West Africa

From rich textiles and elaborate masquerades to some of Africa's most well-known architecture.

13th century - present

Beginner's guide

What is West Africa?

Nations

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Ghana

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Mali

Mali

Nigeria

Nigeria

Benin

Benin

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

All content | West Africa

From the terra cotta sculptures of Djenné to the contemporary art of Yinka Shonibare.

Selected Contributors | West Africa