Book Launch: UNÛ - Prestigious African Weapons, Brussels, February 19th

Paris Book Launch UNÛ - Wednesday, March 9th
February 11, 2022
Jacques Billen & Bruno Claessens

Paris Book Launch


Wedensday, March 9th from 5pm until 9pm

Galerie Patrice Trigano, Rue des Beaux Arts 4bis, Paris

in partnership with Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Art for the occasion of Paris Tribal.


UNÛ Prestigious African Weapons


UNÛ presents 106 exceptional prestige weapons in a luxurious publication celebrating the virtuosity of African blacksmiths. Carefully selected by Jacques Billen and Bruno Claessens, most of these knives, swords, and axes were never published before and among the best of their type. A most interesting addendum by Dominique Métral explores the Arabic inscriptions on Sudanese Mahdist arms, while Bruno Claessens explores the work of the Zande artist Songo. QR-codes in the inventory link to 3D presentations online of a selected group of weapons. UNÛ distances African weapons from their ethnographic  and celebrates them as timeless works of Art in this sumptuous new must-have catalog.


UNÛ Prestigious African Weapons



106 weapons presented through 171 illustrations on 202 pages
30.5 cm x 25cm in a custom slipcase
Price: € 150,- (excl. shipping)

This limited edition of 500 numbered copies is only available via


UNÛ Prestigious African Weapons

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Bruno Claessens

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