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Tribe of the Week: The Baga People

November 21, 2017 By

An all new tribe page is up for the Baga people! Take a look here. The Baga live in the swampy lands of the Guinea Atlantic coastline. Their name is most likely from the phrase, “bae raka,” which means “the people of the seaside.” The Baga people often create serpent... Read More

Tribe of the Week: Igbo People

November 16, 2017 By

We’ve got some new info up on our Igbo tribe page! Read all about it here. The Igbo are very influenced by religion and a supreme god being named Chukwu (a compound of the words, Chi, or “spritiual being,” and Ukwu, meaning “great in size”). They believe everything in this... Read More

Did You Know We Make Custom Mounts?

November 10, 2017 By

It’s true! We offer custom mounts or stands to perfectly fit any of your Discover African Art. Our stands are very well-made, beautiful and let your piece do most of the talking! Displaying your African piece with a custom-made mount or stand is also a great way to keep your... Read More

Interview with Seamstress, Ginger Abernathy

November 6, 2017 By

In celebration of our new line of textile home goods, we interviewed the lovely and talented Ginger Abernathy. We partnered with her to offer our customers a beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind pillows and wallets made from hand-woven textiles from various tribes. And you can only find them right here in... Read More

Tribe of the Week: The Dogon People

October 31, 2017 By

  Read our newly updated page on the Dogon tribe here. In light of Halloween, we thought it’d be perfect to share a little bit about the Dogon people and their legends of extraterrestrial contact. Yes, you read that right! Aliens! According to legends, Nommo–a race of beings from the... Read More

Check Out Our New Line of Textile Goods!

October 27, 2017 By

We’re thrilled to share with you that we have a new line of handmade textile pillows and wallets! This is an exclusive collection we did with a local seamstress, Ginger Abernathy. Each piece is handmade from our one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed textiles. They are amazing! The textiles were made by talented weavers... Read More

Tribe of the Week: The Benin People

October 26, 2017 By

We’ve added some additional information to our Benin tribe page! Check it out here. The Benin are known for their bronze statues (see images above), specifically their gorgeous bronze leopard statues. Leopards appear in Benin art more than any other animal or other motif. As “king of the forest,” the leopard... Read More