• The appeal of African Art - May 24, 2015

    As the colonial conquest of Africa proceeded during the 19th century, more and more African artefacts appeared in the museums and art markets of Europe. The idea of African art received a big boost in the 1890s when hundreds of fine brass sculptures, looted during the British conquest of Benin DETAILS

  • Symbolic Art - May 21, 2015

    African art is principally symbolic rather than representational.  Objects such as weaving bowls, stools, chairs and textiles were  made with great care to beautify daily life as well as to enhance the status of chiefs and prominent individuals. Each particular culture created its own set of symbols and artistic style DETAILS

  • Bronze Sculpture - May 16, 2015

    The earliest findings of cast bronze art effaces were excavated in Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria (9th century). The tradition of bronze casting in West Africa reached its peak during the great kingdoms of the 14th-19th century. The demanding cire perdue technique was used for the production of different objects by bronze casters DETAILS

  • RECYCLE AND REUSE! - May 14, 2015


    An experience we had in the realm of recycling in an unexpected situation.

    How many of us have ever wondered how the African importers who sell wholesale keep their stock readily available to those of us who retail and buy from them?


    It is important for those of us in the business DETAILS

  • After the Hunt - May 03, 2015

    One of the most amazing characteristics of African art is that it is always covers the  intimate part of everyday life, different aspects like work, games, religion and day to day routines.  Look at the style and symbolism of paintings, figures, and masks, they all depend on their political, economic, DETAILS


    The cuddly dolls at Pan African City Alive from Ivory Coast are proving to be a BIG hit with the children and their parents! Since they have no hard parts, each doll is an appropriate gift for babies or toddlers. But older children also seem to be enjoying them as DETAILS

  • SENEGALESE DOLLS - Apr 26, 2015

    Sénégal is a country located in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania. The country is slightly smaller than South Dakota. The nationality of the people is Sénégalese (singular and plural).

    There is a common Senegalese culture among its different ethnic groups within the country and their DETAILS

  • NDEBELE DOLLS - Apr 22, 2015

    The Ndebele people in Southern Africa are noted for painting their homes brilliant colors that stand out in the barren countryside and for their similarly beautiful clothing.  They have created a wonderful tradition of dolls that is also shared by their neighbors, the Zulu. The bead work on the Ndebele DETAILS

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