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5 Things to Know When Shopping For Authentic African Bags This Spring

If you are someone who loves to have a collection of bags, it is worth your while to explore African Bags. These bags are exotic and are considered one among all as they have unique designs and patterns. The reason for their popularity is that they are handmade which ensures quality material and design.

 

African bags are a great way to experience the culture of Africa and add a perfect blend of sophistication and style to your spring wardrobe. African bags have bold prints and will add a great touch to any look. After all, when putting together the perfect spring outfit, we all need that special piece that will make you the envy of the crowd.

 

Here are a few essential things you might want to consider when shopping for African bags:

 

1. Make sure you are buying from a reputable retailer of African items.

 

Online shopping can be a bit intimidating for a person new to buying items online. We can only imagine the worst when shopping for items from across the world. Purchase from retailers that are capable of shipping worldwide and have great reviews and online presence.

 

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2. Have A Look In Mind

 

Keep in mind there are many styles of African bags such as; crossbody bags, drawstring bags, shoulder bags, clutch purses and so on..Knowing exactly what style you are going for helps in your search for the perfect bag.

 

african crossbody bag          african cloth bag

 

3. Get Familiar With Different Fabrics and Fibers.

 

African designers have many different types of textiles and plant fibers to choose from when designing handbags. Kente cloth is very popular in West Africa. While usually stiffer fiber from the sisal plant is used to make handbags in Eastern countries in Africa.

sisal bags

 

african kente cloth

 

 

4. Stand Out From The Crowd.

 

These bags can be taken to the office or for everyday use.  African bags are spacious and help you carry as many things as you want, while being fashionable.  The designs made on them are of the very African culture that you will observe when visiting the continent and many people will admire the uniqueness of the bag.

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5. Be Creative

 

African Bags are so versatile. One bag can be used for many things. For instance the African Baobab bag is not only a cool travel bag but can also be used as a sturdy and stylish baby bag for diapers, toys and etc. or everyday tote.

African Travel Bag

 

The 3-in-1 bag can be worn as a crossbody bag or shoulder bag. The options are endless so don’t be afraid to use your imagination and be creative.

 

African 3-in-1 Bag

 

 

Happy shopping :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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