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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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Unravelling the Meaning and History Behind the Mossi African Masks

Ever heard of the 101 Last tribes of Africa? The phrase "101 Last Tribes of Africa" is widely used to refer to the vast array of indigenous peoples that inhabit the continent. Each tribe is unique in its culture, language, and traditions, and all of them have a history stretching back hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years. Due to migration, colonization, and other external influences, many of these ancient cultures are now endangered or threatened. The term "101 Last Tribes" reflects the precarious diversity of the African continent and honors the people who continue to live out their traditions, despite difficult circumstances. The Mossi tribe is one of many on this list.  Ancient Mossi warriors The Mossi people are the largest ethnic...

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Deciphering the African Mudcloth’s Secret Motifs

I knew the secret decoding of the fabric from the Garden of Eden would send you spiraling for a good read! Well, if a good read is what you are looking for, the an amazing read is what you will get! Let’s admit. The craze about the African continent has been nothing but insane! Africa has always been a continent of mystery and intrigue. It was the birthplace of humanity, the cradle of civilization, and the last place on earth to be colonized by Europeans. As a result, it’s often been a place of fascination for outsiders. From the land, to the minerals, to the history, to the culture. It isn’t called the Garden of Eden for nothing! Now that...

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Top 3 African Handicrafts That Will Shed Tears of Pride

There is a lot of talk about sustainability and ethical shopping these days, and for good reason. The way we consume affects not only the environment but also the people who make the products we buy. This is why supporting African artisans by shopping for handcrafted items is such a great idea. Not only are you getting a one-of-a-kind product, but you are also helping to preserve traditional craftsmanship. In this article, we will showcase five of the best African handcrafted products that will make you proud to be an ethical shopper! African Handcrafts 1. African Wall Baskets - The oldest known baskets were discovered in Faiyum in upper Egypt and have been carbon dated to between 10,000 and 12,000 years old,...

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How African Art is A Timeless Tradition With a Modern Touch

The art creates the material that  we look back upon as part of history - Roy Decarava African art has a timeless quality to it that's captivating and unique. It's steeped in tradition, but there's a modern edge to much of the work being created today. You may be wondering what inspires this type of art and why it's so popular. Well, Paulski Art exists to explore these questions and more as we take a closer look at African art and the artists who create it. African art is a unique form of expression that draws on the many cultures of the African continent. You might see influences from traditional African masks and sculptures in the work of contemporary African artists,...

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