- This picture gallery is specialized in framing of
African Art. They are also trading with traditional
and modern African Art like masks, sculptures, wire
works, dolls, carvings and paintings. They sell African
interior decoration articles, like homeware, furniture
and pictures. As an additional service they offer
vacation and the organization of trips to Southern
- This company has spent many years with completing
a collection of common and rather rare pieces of art
originating in places from West Africa, the jungles
of Zaire and Burundi to the swamps of the Okavango,
from the desert of Namibia to the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Each and every piece is the individual interpretation
of the artist, and creates its own special energy.
- Individual pieces are carefully selected, superbly
box mounted and framed to the highest standard by
the company. Color and style co-ordination is chosen
to enhance the intrinsic value of each framed work.
Every piece is uniquely hand-made and no two are exactly
A detailed description of the heritage of each piece
is available on request.
Worthwhile facts about art of Africa:
The "dark continent", shrouded in mystery
and a world unto itself. Ancient kingdoms inhabited
by exotic peoples and tribes steeped in warrior traditions
and complex ritual.
Africa is renowned for its relics, artifacts, carvings,
and a myriad of other pieces of art, part of which are
specially crafted for rituals, but a big share is also
still utilized in everyday life, no different than centuries
ago. Some are as old as are the valleys, that run through
the landscape, others are tools of the present time.
All of them have mystical powers, and are crafted with
the greatest care and love to the art. Within us, the
picture arises, of people sitting around the fire, telling
their stories, and weaving legends about the country
of their ancestors.
West Africa has been shaped by two periods in its early
history. Due to the formation of the Sahara desert,
as well as the spreading of the Bantu language, Africa
south of the Sahara could develop isolated and innovative.
When seen from the historical point, some of the tribes
of this region lived in very small communities, others
again in well structured kingdoms.
This region includes vast lands, consisting of rainforests
and savannah. The spreading and mixing of tribes and
cultures are the result of migrations that extend over
a period of time of more than two millennia. The social
structures and the Religions of the tribes in central
Africa vary strongly in shape and content. Over the
entire area, initiation rituals are an important part
of the cultural life. Part of the religious beliefs
and customs, in which sculptures play an important role,
is the worship ancestors.The tribes of central Africa
have come up with many different forms of fine arts.
In the eastern part of Africa originate some of the
earliest proofs of the existence of the human race.
In a coastal area with such a long history of human
settlement, which is accessible by land as well as by
sea, a mixing with other cultures and ethics is natural.
The purchasers of the pieces of art did not necessarily
have to have the same ethnic background as the creator.
In the 20th century, this situation went even further,
since another market was created by colonial employees,
settlers, and tourists.
Some of the oldest artifacts of the African continent
come from the southern Africa. The art of the southern
Africa has not been understood for a long time, which
has been a result of errors that concern the cultural
history of the entire subcontinent. The total lack of
masks and ancestor traditions has contributed to the
fact that art collectors have neglected this region
for a long time. The esthetical feeling of the inhabitants
of this area is expressed mainly in form of articles
of everyday use, jewelry, and rock paintings.