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The Meaningful and Mysterious World of Luba Art

Have you ever seen a piece of Luba art and been completely blown away by its beauty? If so, you're not alone. If not, then boy are you in for a wonderful ride! This unique form of African art is characterized by its intricate designs and mysterious symbolism. The woman symbolism. The image of women in Luba art is elaborated in infinite variations, marking the significance of each object: statuette, spear, or calabash, which connect kings and leaders to their gods. As a sacred theme, the woman is omnipresent in a symbolic universe that exalts her, and idealizes her. How awesome is that?! Source While the meaning behind Luba art is often difficult to decipher, that doesn't stop people from trying....

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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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The Rise of African Style Décor: The New Minimalism

"There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future." – Charlotte Moss You've probably seen the African-inspired décor all over Instagram lately. And if you're like me, you're wondering what the hype is all about. I'll be honest: at first, I was skeptical. But after doing some research, I've come to believe that African décor styling is the future. Contemporary society is characterized by continuous, significant years-long changes that generate new habits and customs which, in turn, influence the flow of trends in every field of application. A merge of the past and the future in a magical synchronicity that charges our minds, soul and spirit to the amazing creativity...

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The Meaning Behind the Patterns on Rwandan Basketry

''Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” ~ Richard P. Feynman It has always been amazing how a simple click on Google brings up an abundance of results we were not entirely aware of, and opens up our minds to a sea of wonder and knowledge. You just have to find the credibility behind it. Africa's history has never fallen short of this, as the evidence exists all over the world. The realization that what we know is just the tip of the iceberg. If I had a dollar for how many colors and patterns on Rwandan baskets I have seen and...

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