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African Art – Cultured and Elegant creations crafted together

If there is one art from that has stood the test of time, it is African Art. The carving techniques have been passed down over thousands of years and African craftsmen and women who are considered to have a divine talent make these pieces unforgettable.

It is not just the exquisite carvings or the aesthetic value these products bring to a room; it is also the story behind the creation of this art, the rich history of the tribes from whom the art form originated.  From the Massai tribe in Kenya to the thousands of ethnic tribes, each piece is unique and has a vast history that is perfect for a coffee table discussion.

 

African Decor – African Art in Modern Décor

In a modern décor, having a creation like mud cloth, enhances the beauty of the room by leaps and bounds and is undoubtedly among the most popular due to its size and exclusivity. African items such as a mud cloth is quickly growing in popularity. Made from locally found materials, these environmentally friendly products are normally hand stitched from 100% cotton. The patterns and the drawings are so unique to the place and can also beautifully adorn walls. The uniqueness of these items along with the fact that African fashion is something which has just started to catch on makes this amazing art form stand out.

 

Courtesy of University of St. Thomas: Interprofessional Center

Courtesy of University of St. Thomas: Interprofessional Center

 

African mask is another product that you can display in any room. Many African masks were used by traditional dancers to go into a trance and communicate with the spirits. It will give your  room an air of mystery and an element of surprise to your guests.

 

Courtesy of University of St. Thomas: Interprofessional Center

Courtesy of University of St. Thomas: Interprofessional Center

 

There are many sites that offer African art, handcrafted sculptures and more, in your search make sure you find an item that is unique and authentic.

 

 

It’s A New Year! Dramatize Your Space with African Décor

If you are looking for ways to dramatize or simply add culture to your home or office, there is no better way to do it than by making use of African Art. African art is richly textured, brightly colored, intricately designed pieces with a deep sense of African history and craftsmanship which has  a strong impact on any room they are placed in. Africa is known for its natural surroundings. So it’s little wonder why many African décor pieces are shaped in the likeness of animals found in the African continent. Whether you buy figures and figurines they will come decorated with animals like lions, tigers, leopards, elephants, giraffes etc.

 

African Art and Crafts

 

No matter what piece of African décor you buy, you are sure to find great examples of African craftsmanship in it. African Crafts are internationally renowned for being vibrant and a full representation of cultural expression. All African Crafts are hand crafted and hand painted. Wood and metal is carved by hand as well and the ingenuity of the design and the process is evident in each and every piece. Whether you buy a large piece of African furniture or a small figurine, you will see brilliant examples of work that have been created with attention to every tiny detail.

Cool African Inspired Nursery

                                                                                                   

 

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