Our goal is to provide consumers with easy access to top-quality, handcrafted, West African art and home decor merchandise that will harmoniously combine African and Western cultures within their homes.
Toronto (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
Afrikdecor today announced the addition of several new products to the website’s existing line of African decor products. Specifically designed for consumers who wish to incorporate African art and decor into Western interior design, Afrikdecor offers handmade artefacts to enhance any home.
“Consumers today want unique pieces to accentuate their homes’ interiors,” said Moulaye Traore, Produce Manager, Afrikdecor.com. “Our goal is to provide consumers with easy access to top-quality, handcrafted, West African and home decor merchandise that will harmoniously combine African and Western cultures within their homes.”
From African decor products to art and African masks, a variety of new items are introduced to outfit any home this summer:
African tribal masks from the Ivory Coast, mainly of Guro and Baule ethnicities, make the perfect wall decorations:
Guro engagement mask: This mask, offered as a gift at the time of proposal, represents the union between a man and a woman, selling for $85.00 USD, $90.26 CAD.
Messenger mask: This mask, belonging to drum players, represents the announcements of grand events taking place in the village, $90.00 USD, $95.57 CAD.
Baule engagement mask: As a prelude to the wedding ceremony, this traditional engagement mask is offered from the groom’s family to the bride’s family. It is also known as a “Dowry mask,” because it is sometimes offered as a wedding present, available for $90.00 USD, $95.57.
Add a cultural feel to any living space with key showpieces:
African tribunal: This hand-carved item, made of wood, is used to identify those guilty of committing a crime within a village. At the village court, a mouse is placed into a hole inside this item with a piece of yam covering the hole. When each villager faces the tribunal, the cover of the box is lifted to see if the piece of yam remains in place. If so, the villager is acquitted, but if the yam has disappeared, the villager is found guilty, available for $150 USD, $156.46 CAD.
Genuine Senegalese batik art for wall decoration, bronze sculptures and much more.
Kitchen and bathroom accessories from Dakar Senegal are sure to be a conversation starter with any visitors:
Tea Box: This unique Senegalese tea box of pinewood is decorated by a beautiful glass painting that represents a crowded marketplace, available for $75.00 USD, $76.65 CAD.
Kitchen kit: The apron, oven mitt, potholders and bread bag in this kit are made of fine Senegalese fabric, offered at $35.00 USD, $37.17 CAD.
Stylish salt and pepper shakers: Decorated with paintings representing a man and a women, these are a unique, handmade pair, available for $40.00 USD, $42.48 CAD.
Bathroom rugs: Shaped in a rectangle or like a foot, these green rugs are bordered with beautiful African fabric, each rug sells for $65.00 USD, $69.03 CAD.
Living room accessories marry Western interior design with African pieces:
Key box: This fine, pinewood box, is decorated by a stunning glass painting representing a group of people, $65.00 USD, $69.03 CAD.
Luxurious coasters: This set of five coasters, and container, portrays a man and a woman in traditional Senegalese clothing, beautifully painted on glass, $45.00 USD, $47.79 CAD.
Afrikdecor is a Canadian store specializing in West African home decor accessories. Afrikdecor harmoniously blends African decor items with Western interior design.
Our mission is to create a bridge between Africa and the West. The richness and diversity of African cultures are reflected in our handicraft, combining beauty with functionality. You will find that our artefacts illustrate the rhythms of everyday life and their use will instil within you the habits of African culture. While functional, there is a serenity and mysticism embodied by our Afrikdecor treasures, guaranteed to enhance your modern, Western decor. To learn more, visit http://www.afrikdecor.com.
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