At Chairish, we stand for a diverse and inclusive marketplace, where all cultures are represented respectfully and accurately. The measures below have been designed to mitigate the risk of promoting the market for problematic or contested objects.
We reserve the right to decline all decorative items that depict or imply ethnic caricature and/or racial stereotyping, including but not limited to;
Idealized representations of people in costumes, positions, or roles, considered to be demeaning or offensive. Examples may include but are not limited to representations that are infantilized or hyper-sexualized or embodying a colonialist attitude.
Motifs depicting or celebrating enslavement or oppression, examples including blackamoor, Jim Crow era memorabilia, and recognized symbols of hate.
Cultural Heritage Property
All products that fall under cultural heritage property must be accompanied with definitive provenance to prove it was not obtained by illegal or unethical means. This may include but is not limited to:
- Antiquities, funerary or sacred objects that were not meant to be moved and/or displayed publicly.
- Export laws for a country of origin will be evaluated and more information may be requested to determine whether there is a clear chain of custody. Any gaps in the acquisition that correspond with a questionable time period may result in Chairish not being able to list your item
Due to the high number of reproduction African artifacts, we are only accepting a limited number of the following from a hand-selected group of vetted sellers:
- Nkondi or fetish statues
Native American Arts and Crafts
In accordance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, we cannot accept art and craft products that falsely claim to be a Native American product, or the product of a particular Native American tribe/arts and crafts organization. All products must be marketed truthfully regarding the tribal enrollment of the producers so as not to mislead buyers. It is illegal to market art or craftwork using the name of a tribe if a member or certified Native artisan of that tribe did not create the art or craftwork. If you wish to list items of this nature, please include written verification of their authenticity in your listing’s images and include a copy with purchase. We highly suggest having your item evaluated by a licensed appraiser recognized by The Appraisers Association of America.
Inuit Cultural Objects and Art
Any item attributed to the Inuit culture must bear the label indicating it was registered by the Canadian government.