Ethnologica is an antiques gallery in Forlì, specialized in oriental, Islamic and Indian art. It was founded in 2000 by Andrea Filippi, who was born in Forlì in 1965 and worked for years in commercial business before deciding he really wanted to follow the passion he had inherited from his father for Indian art and culture.
Almost twenty years after this new beginning – which entailed great intellectual effort and many trips abroad to study and truly get to know oriental art and Islamic culture – Filippi continues to share with us the outcome of his professional and existential shift: Ethnologica has grown to become an amazing treasure trove of objects he has collected over time, from ivory pieces to jewelry, from clothing to precious items of all kids, from photographs to ancient weapons. It is a place where you might purchase or even sell a variety of beautiful finds.
The Gallery has also contributed to exhibitions in collaboration with prestigious institutions such as the Giorgio Cini Foundation and the Italia-Tibet associations.
It has, in fact, established itself as a beacon for many important cultural organizations in Italy and abroad – such as the plethora of museums that have included in their collections interesting and unique pieces found here: the Bertinoro Inter-religious Museum, Tusin’s Museum of Oriental Art, the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah in Kuwait, the Rubin Museum of Art in New York and many more.
Welcome to this extraordinary world.