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Lessons in African Art – 6 Quick Buying Tips

By Penny Baldwin-French on Sat, Feb 06, 2016 @ 12:28 PM

The Rise in Popularity of African Art

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet:  Purchasing African Sculptures

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 11:53 AM


The Popularity of African Sculptures

The way we choose to decorate our homes today is very different than how our parents’ homes were decorated. While art has always been an important part of décor, it is more common today for homeowners to take more leeway, often incorporating unique and eye catching pieces of art. As a result, African sculpture is more frequently encountered in home decor.

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A Guide to Family Tree Style Makonde Sculptures

By Penny Baldwin-French on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

 One of the most popular and fascinating forms of Makonde art is sculpture – especially Makonde Family Tree sculptures. These pieces have become extremely popular today with art collectors and homeowners alike. Considering they come in many shapes, sizes, and types of carvings, it’s not surprising they are popping up all over the world.

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7 Signs You Should Invest in Makonde Art

By Penny Baldwin-French on Fri, Jul 04, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

One of the most interesting forms of African art - one that we are seeing more and more in homes around the world - is Makonde artwork and sculpture. It is the visual appeal and abstract nature of the hand carvings especially that intrigue people, making these pieces very desirable in both home and office décor.

About Makonde Art

Makonde art has become popular in Western culture because of the fascinating nature of the pieces and the history of the Makonde culture.  The Makonde peoples from Mozambique and Tanzania are known for their hand carved wood pieces in the global artistic community.

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Topics: Makonde
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Fascinating Artisans of the Bazaruto Archipelago of Mozambique

By Penny Baldwin-French on Sat, May 31, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a region in Mozambique consisting of a group of six islands, just off the mainland coast of Southeast Africa.

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ENTER THE WORLD OF THE MAKONDE SHETANI

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 06:23 AM

There has been resurgence in the popularity of African art, especially when it comes to wood carvings and traditional African works of art. When most people envision African art, they are quite often thinking about the beautiful hand carvings created by the Makonde of Tanzania and Mozambique.

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