Discover African Art not only sells one-of-a-kind, African artwork, but we also build custom mounts and stands to go with our pieces. Our stands are very well-made, beautiful and let the art shine. Displaying your African piece with a custom-made mount or stand is also a great way to keep your piece safe and in good condition for years to come.
Our fabricators use a variety of materials including metal and wood with a stain of your choosing. We have two types of wood available, including Ash (straight grained with a coarse uniform texture) or Sapele (a wood indigenous to Africa with a beautiful interlocking grain).
Custom stands are available for many of the items in our inventory. Stands are available as an add-on in the shopping cart to products that are compatible.
The metal we use is a durable steel we can surface with an assortment of finishing options. Currently we have three basic configurations. Please see details below.
Face Mask Stand
Around the back-side of most masks there are holes that the tribal people would use to attach costumes. We use these holes to custom fit a stand for art lovers to display their pieces freely. Our craftsmen take height, weight and balance into consideration when perfecting each stand individually.
A base stand would be used to keep certain figures standing upright. Most pieces require a hole drilled into the bottom in which a stem is inserted that is attached to a base. Each object is individually measured to assure a tight fit and maximum immobility for display
Universal Stand — Large or Small
Many objects cannot be easily displayed weather due to shape or size. Our craftsmen have designed a stand that durably exhibits an array of pieces without being obstructed by a bulky casing. The spring architecture assures each piece is securely fit.