When it comes to authenticity, we’re talking about African Tonga baskets that are painstakingly handmade by the Tonga women in Zambia. The kind that’s not mass produced in a factory somewhere for export. Each one is weaved using age-old traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation. Discerning buyers put value on that. They prefer authentic Tonga baskets to show their appreciation for the workmanship that these local artists do. Add to that fact is the cultural integrity of owning an authentic piece in one’s home. So if you have you been fiddling with the idea of buying an authentic Tonga basket lately, but don’t exactly know what factors to look for, these will help. http://www.blissbloomblog.com/2012/09/the-look-basket-wall-display.html Check the...
A juju hat is what every blank wall craves and what every room desires. Is that statement biased? Well, yes. But there’s a lot of truth to it, too. We’ve told you about the fascinating history of juju hats, its symbolic representation, and powerful energy…the real ones that is.
Zebra hide is one of the most famous and most gorgeous hides being sold commercially. The black and white stripes have been included – and continue to be – in many interior design projects. But have you heard of this equally beautiful hide from South Africa? It’s called Nguni hide or Nguni cow hide.
A Nguni cow hide is the lesser-known, but equally gorgeous counterpart of a zebra hide. But unlike a zebra hide, African Nguni cow hide comes in different colors and patterns. This type of variation makes adding this gem into a home that much easier.