Welcome to the world of Ethnographics, Folkart and Tribal Art


Ethno Arts

My passion for Ethnic groups started at an early age by reading and collecting items to broaden my worldview. In the '80's i was president of the Studycentre for Native Americans and later became a full-time teacher in Anthropology. On regular basis i travel to the Americas and Asia, not only for collecting items but also supporting small local projects. When selling arts, crafts, ethnograpics or folk art, i always make sure to support local projects in the country of origin.


About me

I am journalist and professor at the Faculty for the Study of Comparative Religions where i teach Native American Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Religious Communication and Shamanism.

Besides teaching, i am the chairman of the Native American Studies Department and the Head chief of the Religious Ethnographic Arts Department and responsable for organizing exhibitions on religious topics.

www.RKEvzw.org - www.tribalartsfair.com



Studyprojetcs and Field Work in the USA since 1982

TV Documentary on Alabama (USA) Natives - Vossenstreken VTM 1990

Field Work among ethnic groups (Thailand, 2001 - Vietnam, 2006 - China 2006, till current 

Educational days and programs for high schools since 1982

Lectures since 1989 for educational organisations ex. Elckerlic (Turnhout, Antwerpen), Lodewijk de Raet (Antwerpen)

Archeology Research - SUNY & Iroquois Arch. Dept. Schoharie County, N.Y., USA

Miao Research, 2007-2008, 2010-2011 Guizhou, Yunnan, China.


Publication and exhibitions

Publications in journals, reviews and interviews for the media


Indianen voor Noord-Amerika (catalogus), Stadsbestuur Sint-Niklaas en US Embassy, 1985

Indian Summer (catalogus), KMKG 1999-2000

Indios y esquimales, Culturas indigenos de Norte américa, "La Caixa", Barcelona, 2001

Ceremonial Paintings from the Yao

When Masks talk

The Dragon Bridge

Goden op Doek

Religious Life among the Minorty Groups of China

Quatolauk, Andre Vermaut, a priest among the Inuit of Paulatuk

Ethnic Arts from Arctic Regions

The Magic of the Mask


                                                                                                                                                            Ernie Vonck

Antwerp, 2015


travel impressions - Slideshow


Antwerp Belgium