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Celebrate Valentine's Day with African Symbols of Love

What do you have in mind for your sweet Valentine? Valentine's Day is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated on February 14th, and it is associated with romantic love and affection. People often give gifts, such as flowers, chocolates, or jewelry, to their loved ones to show their affection. However, here at Paulskiart, we do things in a very different way. We bring you products that are going to push the gifting level to another tier! Remember, Valentine’s day is not only for your spouse. It is a day to remind every person in your life that you love and care about them. Plus, it’s just plain fun! Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show your loved one how...

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Storytime: A Look at the History of Kenyan Woven Baskets

Africa is a continent that has been blessed with an abundance of culture and art. From intricate basket weaving to vibrant fabric designs, Africa has something to offer for everyone. Basket weaving has become a symbol of African culture and is used as a way of expressing one’s identity. This traditional art form is so versatile that it can be used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. In recent years, the use of baskets in Africa has diversified with the advent of modern technology and materials, creating unique and innovative designs that remain true to their traditional roots. Our focus today is on Kenya. Kenyan woven baskets, also known as "mkate wa kisasa" in Swahili, have a rich history and...

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Dogon doors: Magical Authenticity in the Realm of Reality

When I tell you that Africa is a magical place filled with mysteries we are yet to understand as they unfold into the world story by story, you better believe it. African people have a special kind of magic that is unlike any other culture in the world. This is evident in their art, music, and stories which have captivated millions around the world. African stories tell of courage, strength, resilience, and wisdom - all traits that are often overlooked in today's society. From traditional folklore to contemporary literature, African stories are full of lessons and morals that can be applied to our lives today. They draw on the ancient wisdom of traditional cultures while embracing modern themes and values....

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Create a Sacred Space: African-Inspired Meditation Room Crafting

More and more people are starting to have the mindset of creating a space that is just their own; others have been going on and on about how they just want to get away and move to a space where they can be themselves, recollect and connect to their inner beings. The world is shifting into more and more awareness of self and what we need to grow as sane humans unshackling the bondage of generational curses. Mental health has become an important aspect of our lives, and having a space of your own can go a long way in keeping it healthy. It is a place where you can relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of life....

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African Decor Trend Tips for 2023 | Explore the Possibilities

“So many things are possible as long as you don't know they are impossible.”― Mildred D. Taylor Best believe that quote!... Looking to spruce up your 2023 interior... you've found the right blog! African décor is a popular and growing trend in interior design. This style of decorating is inspired by the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the African continent, and incorporates elements such as bold colors, and organic materials. It also often incorporates natural materials such as wood, leather, and textiles, as well as earthy colors, tribal patterns, and handmade or hand-carved items. Many people also use traditional African masks, sculptures, and other art pieces as décor. In 2023, with the whole world shifting towards natural and organic...

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