African Decor Makes A Splash In Hollywood

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    Phases Africa’s Wood Turned Stools Courtesy of Rockwell Group Neuehouse Hollywood
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    Image Source:Rockwell Group – Neuehouse Hollywood – wooden stools featured available

    at Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd)

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    Source:Ricardo DeAratanha Los Angeles Times photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood – wooden stools
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    Source:Ricardo DeAratanha Los Angeles Times photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood – wooden stools featured available at Phases Africa
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    Source: Wallpaper Magazine photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood
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    Source: Wallpaper Magazine photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood
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    Source: Wallpaper Magazine photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood
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    Image source Composition Hospitality – African wooden stool featured here available at Phases Africa
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    African Wooden stools 5 of 6 styles featured in this image – from Left to Right: Drum, Zig-Zag, V-Shape, Goblet, Bobbin – image below is called Wave all available
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    The Wave Phases Africa Wood Turned Stool

    Phases Africa, was thrilled to work with the renowned Rockwell Group on their Neuehouse Hollywood project. 

    Phases Africa’s wood turned stools are perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image.  
    Please note natural cracks and separations will appear and is part of the organic appeal.
    Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High
    Wood Species:
    White and Red Eucalyptus
    White Poplar
    Jacaranda
    London Plane

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    2020-03-22T18:26:38+00:00

    African Furniture Design & Home Decor

      A passion for the design masterpieces being turned out by the new wave of home furnishing designers in South Africa – and an appreciation for the transitional arts and crafts of African culture – led to the opening of Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd.) an online store that ships Internationally.  The Phases Africa collection is an exciting mix of the “old” – Africa’s rich tribal and European colonial heritage – combined with the “new” – sophisticated custom-made furniture and home furnishings from some of South Africa’s leading contemporary designers.  To view our cover image as well as, our below lounger colour options click here

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      Plantation wood Deck Chair (lounger) with traditional South African Riempie style handwoven seating.

      African Furniture

      wood and leather upholstered chair side view

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      Lighting Fixtures – Wabi-Sabi- Stainless Steel – Clay Beaded Chandeliers

      African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

      African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

      Seating│Contemporary Wooden Chairs

      Seating│Contemporary Wooden Chairs

      Sourcing the goods for Phases Africa collection is an ongoing guest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.  The result is Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal and colonial legacy.

      Bamileke side tables

      Bamileke side tables in raw state before sanding and polished, stained or painted

      african furniture side tables

      African Furniture, side tables, wood-turnings

      african style lgithing

      African style lighting fixture, cow-horn chandelier

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      African furniture and lighting Porcupine Pendant Light Fixture

      Contemporary African Furniture, Wood Turnings

      Contemporary African Furniture, Wood Turnings

      African Hand-carved Door

      African Hand-carved Door

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      African Ashanti Stools

      African Furniture│tree root table base

      organic tree root coffee table (without the glass top)

      African Decor, Nupe Stools

      African Nupe Stools

      glass chandelier

      Glass Chandelier

      Wabi Sabi, Made In Africa

      African Senufo Bed

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      Oak wood & leather dining room chair

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      Ostrich skin wing-back chairs

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      Yellow Jarrah Dining Table

      Indoor and Outdoor Wood Lounger

      Indoor & Outdoor Wood Lounger

      african decor old african grain pots

      African decor old African grain pots

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      African decor old African grain pots painted and turned upside down are ideal side tables.

      cowhide mid modern century chair

      Mid Modern Century Chair

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      10 African Home Decor Ideas

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        African Furniture and Decor Ideas

        Today, collaboration between indigenous and European artisans residing in Africa, as well as, having access to the world wide web; brought about the fusion of ancient African crafting skills and techniques with modern day functional contemporary designs. South African resurgence in various types of design, duly noted around the world, brought about Cape Town being named “Design Capital of the World 2014.”   The featured image a hand weaved 100% Merino wool rug available at Phases Africa.

        1. (image above) African Teak Table designed from recycled rail wood sleepers that use to be part of the original train tracks connecting countries on the continent of Africa, at the turn of the 19th century.  An 8 foot tall Rawhide Lamp designed by a South African artist, each lamp is handmade and no two lamps are alike.

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        African Furniture Ostrich Skin Wing-back Chairs

          2. Genuine Ostrich Skin wing-back chairs available in a variety of colours. 

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        Dining Room Table with matching benches – Rustic Style

        3. Yellow Jarrah Wood Dining Room Table, with matching benches (also created from recycled rail wood sleepers).  The table can also be manufactured in: Panga Panga Wood (almost black), African Teak (brown hue), and Rhodesian Teak (Red hue), all these timbers, are recycled rail wood sleepers.  The genuine Ostrich Skin and Leather Ottoman in burnt orange are also available in a variety of ostrich skin colours.

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        African Furniture and Interior Design Ideas

              4. Panga Panga Wood Table (almost black in colour and recycled rail wood) with carved African wood figures makes a dramatic statement in any room.  Can be used as a server, desk or even as a dressing table.  The rope chair is a comfortable seat and a conversation piece.  The Tall colonial gentleman in the right-hand corner is one of Phases Africa’s bestselling items.  We also offer Colonial women, and they can be placed anywhere in your home or office, and especially look great in pairs or groups. The wall decor is a feathered headrest from Cameroon. In the foreground is a hand carved African wood stool often referred to as a Bamileke stool.  Phases Africa, has a wide selection of unique patterns in this hand carved African stools, many not available anywhere ells; as well as, Bamileke Beds that can be used as coffee tables or a decorative item in any room, in your home or office.
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        Bamboo hanging lights

                
        5. These bamboo lighting fixtures, designed by an South African artist.
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        African Interior Design Style Furniture and Decor

                6. A South African Sculptor created this driftwood coffee table and the driftwood swan sculptor.
                 7. Cowhide handmade area rugs – all done by hand.   Phases Africa have several designs and colour choices available on their website.
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        Black and White Cowhide handmade area rug

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        African Home Decor

              8. These decorative scatter cushions, pillows – are made from felted Merino wool.  The pillows have 100% recycled polyester inners, 100% wool inners can be request. Special care should be taken. Not for use by children or high traffic. Available in a large variety of colours or just one colour.

        glass chandelier, recycled glass chandelier, ceiling lights, unique lighting made from glass

        Sustainably sourced recycled glass chandelier

        9. Sustainably sourced recycled glass, tumbled & then constructed into stunning chandeliers and wall scones in a variety of shapes sizes and

        colours.

        art decor wooden bowls

        Hand Chiseled Wooden Bowl

               10.  Wood Vases by a world-renowned artist and master woodturner.

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        South Africa’s Mikhael Subotzky

          Mikhael Subotzky was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, and is currently based in Johannesburg. Subotzky’s most recent body of work, Beaufort West, has been published in book form by Chris Boot Publishers and was the subject of the exhibition, New Photography: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
           
          Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West
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          The next grouping of images were taken by Subotzky at South Africa’s notorious Pollsmoor Prison

           Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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           Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 

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            Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 

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          Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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          Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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          Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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          2020-03-26T09:06:41+00:00

          2020 African Interior Design Products

          African Furniture

          African Beaded Arm Chairs – Yoruba People Nigeria

          In this post we will be showcasing some African interior design products for 2020 – by Phases Africa Furniture & Decor PTY (ltd).  Global leaders in the import and export of Africa’s home decor, furniture, lighting, handmade rugs, African art as well as, Kids room decor, rugs, lighting, seating and stuffed handmade toys.

          Above and below a couple of samples of hand-beaded African arm chairs, by the Yoruba people from Nigeria, in West Africa.  These beaded chairs were originally made for either a Yoruba King or Queen or their direct descendants.

          Constructing one of these beaded chairs can take anywhere from ten to fourteen weeks, and they come in different styles, patterns and colours they can also be custom made within reason.   Please contact us by using our contact form on our website for more information.

          African Beaded Chairs

          African Beaded Chairs From Nigeria, Yoruba People

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          Indoor out door Lounger made from Plantation wood. The seating is Polyester Rope and hand-woven it is called “Riempies” in Afrikaans.

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          Indoor & Outdoor “Riempie” Lounger blue Polyester rope with hand woven seat.

          Below are a few samples of our South African Furniture Collection.  Genuine Ostrich skin furniture line available in several styles and colours.  Information on custom colours are also available.  Please contact us  

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          Ostrich Skin Sofa

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          Ostrich Skin wing-back chairs – available in a large variety of ostrich skin colours

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          Yellow Jarrah – dining or kitchen table with matching seating. Also a Ostrich skin pouf that can either be used in the open plan living room or moved to serve as a seat at the head of the table.

          5 Wood Turned Side-Tables For Bahamas

          5 Wood Turned Side-Tables custom order for Bahamas – 3 white and 2 Navy all custom colours requested by customer.

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          Yellow Jarrah Wood Dining Table & Benches. Ostrich Egg Light & African Cabinet. Kudu Horn table with inlaid cow-bone shavings.

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          Indoor or outdoor dining table

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          Sustainably sourced natural edge dining table

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          Tree root dining tables (without the glass top)

          Oakwood & Leather Chair

          Oak-wood & leather dining or occasional chair the latter’s design is different

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          African Furniture – Solid Oak-wood scorched bench

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          African Furniture Contemporary & Traditional

            Visitors to Phases Africa’s online showroom will find quality African furniture, contemporary as well as, traditional styles.  Also, one-of-a-kind textiles, handmade lighting fixtures, and an exuberant and eclectic mix of tribal artifacts. Furthermore the products feathered in our showroom are a mix of classic elegance, combined with distinct African character.  Phases Africa’s collection is an ongoing quest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.  Resulting in Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary African design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal legacy. We ship Internationally.  Please contact us for prices, lead times and shipping quotes.

            African Living Room Furniture

            African Living Room Furniture – Wood turned Side Tables

            See cover page of this post on how the above wood turnings where used: 3 of them where turned at different widths and heights, and placed in the center of the living room, as a coffee table.  The 2 dark navy ones where placed on either side of the couches as side tables. All the wood used for our turnings are sustainably sourced.

            African Furniture -Mahogany wood and Gemsbok Leg Side Table

            Mahogany wood and Gemsbuck Leg (Oryx) Side Table

            (Oryx) Leg Side Table

            African Furniture│Gemsbuck (Oryx) Horn Legs Side TableSide Table With Gemsbuck Legs

            African Furniture Wood turned stools

            African Furniture Wood Turned Side Tables

            African Home Decor

            Organic 100% Merino Wool Throw Pillow

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            Old African Grain Pot – turned upside down it can serve as a side-table, or displayed as is or used as a planter.

            Tree Root dining room table 1000 x 1300 x 700H

            Tree Root Dining Table base1000 x 1300 x 700H

            African Furniture

            African Furniture Wood Turnings, scorched finished wood turnings, black furniture, side tables, scorched wood furniture, burnt finish wood furniture.

            African Furniture

            African Furniture Bamileke Bed serving as a coffee table

            2020-02-05T13:29:57+00:00

            Wall Art│Photography Africa

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              ©Martin-Osner_Road-to-freedom-1


              These wonderful images of Africa and its people, are perfect as wall art, in any home or office.  Meet Martin Osner, a multi-award winning artist, including voted the best contemporary international artist 2008 / 2009 by Arteque art volume 3 (Masters of Today) his photography is characterized by an urge to explore with the willingness to experiment.  His collection consists of ghostly abstract renditions, moody landscapes and social documentary imaging sold through his own signature gallery in Green Point, Cape Town. 

              Born in Johannesburg, South Africa (1963), Martin Osner opened his first photographic studio in Johannesburg (1985) where he established a solid reputation as a professional photographer and artist. In 1993, he co-founded the National College of Photography, which today has become the premier photographic training institution in Southern Africa.  
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              © Martin-Osner_African-Mood -1

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              © Martin-Osner_Black-Fores-1

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              © Martin-Osner_Endurance – 2

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              © Martin-Osner_Homeward-bound

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              © Martin-Osner_Medieval-City-1

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              © Martin-Osner_Boundary-line-1

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              © Martin-Osner_Classic-Cape-Town_Clifton-View

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              © Martin-Osner_Classic-Cape-Town_Kalk-bay

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              © Martin-Osner_Classic-Cape-Town_Oudekraal-View

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              © Martin-Osner_Desolate-Splendour

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              © Martin-Osner_Equilibrium

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              ©  Martin-Osner_Ghost-Town-1

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              © Martin-Osner_Solitary-Collection

              www.martinosner.com

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              2019-10-29T15:45:31+00:00

              Contemporary African Furniture & Decor

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                3 Different Sizes Functional Art Furniture – Felted 3 Seater, Pouf, and Throw Pillow

                African Tribal Furniture

                Tribal Chair

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                Ethnic Chair Side View
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                Ethnic Chair Front View available at phasesafrica.com

                This Ethnic chair was inspired by the beautiful country and people of Ethiopia.
                Outer 100% Merino Wool filled with high density foam and recycled polyester.
                Size: 80 (wide) x 55 (seat height) x 100 cm (chair height) 

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                Tribal ottoman available at phasesafrica.com
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                Tribal Ottoman and Rock Pillows available at phasesafrica.com
                Tribal Ottomans in Colour

                Tribal Ottomans available in a large selection of either solid colours or mixed colours

                Tribal Ottoman and Rock Pillows

                Tribal Ottoman – (see rock pillow description under rock pillows)
                Hand Felted 100% South African Merino Wool
                Size:
                Large 90 x 70 x 45 cm
                Medium 45 x 45 x 30 cm
                Colours: Aubergine, Olive, Orange, Pale Pink, Red, Rust, Sand, Succulent, Wine, Black, Bordeaux, Brown, Citruse, Coral, Dark Grey, Dark Jade, Denim, Natural, Medium Grey, Medium Brown, Lime, Masai Red, Light Jade, Light Grey, Indigo, Forest Green, Ochre

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                Contemporary stool available at phasesafrica.com
                Contemporary Stool  – Called The Daisy Stool
                Hand Felted 100% South African Merino Wool
                Size: 55 x 55 x 46cm
                Colour Options: Aubergine, Olive, Orange, Pale Pink, Red, Rust, Sand, Succulent, Wine, Black, Bordeaux, Brown, Citruse, Coral, Dark Grey, Dark Jade, Denim, Natural, Medium Grey, Medium Brown, Lime, Masai Red, Light Jade, Light Grey, Indigo, Forest Green, Ochre
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                Rug made from Felt available at http://phasesafrica.com

                Hand Felted Merino Wool – River Edge Wool Rugs 
                With pebbles either in the center (pictured above) or on the edges (seen below)
                Size Options:
                Large 1.2M x 2 Meter
                Medium: 50cm x 100cm
                Colour Options: Aubergine, Olive, Orange, Pale Pink, Red, Rust, Sand, Succulent, Wine, Black, Bordeaux, Brown, Citruse, Coral, Dark Grey, Dark Jade, Denim, Natural, Medium Grey, Medium Brown, Lime, Masai Red, Light Jade, Light Grey, Indigo, Forest Green, Ochre.

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                Rug made from Felt
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                farm animal decorative objects

                Sculpture Sheep Made from 100% South African Merino Wool.
                Size: 35cm x 55cm
                Colours: Aubergine, Olive, Orange, Pale Pink, Red, Rust, Sand, Succulent, Wine, Black, Bordeaux, Brown, Citruse, Coral, Dark Grey, Dark Jade, Denim, Natural, Medium Grey, Medium Brown, Lime, Masai Red, Light Jade, Light Grey, Indigo, Forest Green, Ochre
                All our pieces are hand made from 100% South African Merino wool, as wool is an organic fabric it is important to take special care for the longevity of your product. Please take note of the care & cleaning instructions to best assist with a lifetime of happiness from your wool product.

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                Decorative Pillows – Rock Pillows – Scatter Cushions
                Decorative Pillows│Rock Pillows│Scatter Cushions
                Decorative Pillows – Rock Pillows – Scatter Cushions – silver colour
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                Decorative Pillows – Rock Pillows – Scatter Cushions in gold with silver stripe other colour

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                Decorative Pillows – Rock Pillows – Scatter Cushions in gold leaf and black with silver leaf stripe other colour available

                Hand Felted Merino Wool.
                Pillows have 100% recycled polyester inners, 100% wool inners can be supplied on request. Special care should be taken. Not for use by children or high traffic. Our professional finish can be added for high traffic use, as well as outdoors please request. Hand-wash cold water or dry-clean.

                Sizes:
                Tiny: 30 x 25 x 12 cm
                Small: 40 x 30 x 20 cm
                Medium: 50 x 45 x 30 cm
                Large: 60 x 70 x 45 cm
                X-Large: 90 x 80 x 50 cm (not available in silver or gold leaf)

                Colours: Aubergine, Olive, Orange, Pale Pink, Red, Rust, Sand, Succulent, Wine, Black, Bordeaux, Brown, Citruse, Coral, Dark Grey, Dark Jade, Denim, Natural, Medium Grey, Medium Brown, Lime, Masai Red, Light Jade, Light Grey, Indigo, Forest Green, Ochre


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                2020-02-26T16:04:57+00:00

                African Home Decor Ideas

                  African Furniture

                  African Stools Neuehouse Hollywood Source Wallpaper magazine

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                  African Hardwood Stools ©Phases Africa

                  AFRICAN WOOD-TURNED STOOLS

                  The feature image credits: African Stools by Phases Africa Furniture and Decor for Neuehouse Hollywood Image: Source Wallpaper Magazine

                  Perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image. Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High

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                  African Decor Wood Headrests ©Phases Africa

                  Headrest from the Dinka people of South Sudan
                  “A young man is entitled to begin wearing the distinctive coiffure that marks him as an adult only after he is initiated. As each member of the age set rises through the hierarchical society, changes in jewellery, hairstyle and feather decorations for the hair often mark each promotion. The use of headrests is often associated with this advancement and the headrests themselves become status symbols. Whether this pattern is true for the Shilluk and Dinka is unknown, but it certainly seems likely as Shilluk men still wear elaborate coiffures, and among the Dinka headrests/stools are primarily used by older men (Jeremy Coote, personal communication). The Dinka multi-purpose headrests/stools also provide a convenient place to sit as it is not considered proper for elderly men to sit directly on the ground”.  William Dewey – Africa The Art of a Continent
                  Size: 15cmH x 24L x 7cmW x 15cmH

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                  African Decor Ashanti stool © Phases Africa
                  African Ashanti Stool: This African vintage Ashanti Stools, are spiritual as well as practical, carved from a single block of wood.  Legend foretells that the soul of the owner/s of the stool resides in the seat of the stool.  Hence, when the seat of the stool was not in use, it would lean against a wall, thus preventing other peoples souls passing-by from entering the owner’s seat.   Placing this stool in a contemporary or traditional setting can add a unique sculptural element to any living space.

                  Size: 50Diam cm x 39H cm

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                  African Decor Pygmy Bed © Phases Africa

                  Antique woodcarver Pygmy bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office.
                  Size: 160L x 69W x 36.5 H 

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                  African Decor Bamun Bed © Phases Africa

                  African Wood Hand carved Bed: The Kingdom of Bamum: could also be spelled Bamoun, sometimes called Mumfrom (1394–1884) was a pre-colonial West African state in what is now northwest Cameroon. The Bamum are noted craftsmen. The men do embroidery, weaving, leather-work, wood carving, metalwork, and blacksmithing, and the women make pottery. Both men and women cultivate the land.      Size: 150cm L x 45cm W x 29.5cm H

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                  African Decor Benin Beaded Heads © Phases Africa
                  Beaded Head Sculptures: These Vintage terracotta heads are from Nigeria decorated completely in beads and was used as home décor. These beaded sculpted heads is a modern version of the original bronze head sculptures of Benin’s (Oba) during the 16th century         Size: approx 44cm High x 20cm Wide x 20cm Deep.
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                  African Decor Wood-carved Bamileke Bed © Phases Africa
                  Bamileke Bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office. hand-carved wood from Cameroon, West Africa Size: 198 cm in Length x 68cm W x 36.5 cm H 
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                  African Colonial Wood Figure Sculptures © Phases Africa

                  Hand Carved Wooden Figures – Colonial Men and Women

                  These fun African home decor pieces individually hand carved wooden “Colonial figures” representing an unusual mix of African and European cultures. There are no two men/woman alike and stand on their own. They come in a large variety of colors and are more striking in pairs or groups of 3 or more.  There are also smaller sizes available as well as life size (meaning the colonial figures have almost normal size figures as far as the width goes.  In plain English they’re not so skinny.
                  Size: Range from 1.5 Meters – 2.5 Meters tall

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                  African Namji Beaded Fetish Doll © Phases Africa
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                  African Namji Beaded Doll © Phases Africa

                  African Namji Beaded Dolls – fetish dolls: These African beaded dolls, gifted to young females of the tribe as a fertility doll to teach them the responsibilities of motherhood.
                  Materials: Carved from solid wood, multicolored trade glass beads, cowrie shells, coins, brass amulets, fibers, and leather strips. 
                  Sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 70cm, 80cm and even larger ones are available
                  Available Colours: White, Black, Red, Blue (light and dark) Green, Yellow, Orange, to name just a few.

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                  African Decor Heddle Pulley © Phases Africa
                  African Decor | Heddle Pulley
                  A Heddle Pulley was used by the Pigmy in weaving long strips of narrow cloth; which would then be sewed together in the end to make a large piece of cloth. These pulleys not only assisted the Pigmy in their sewing it also protected the weavers and assisted them in producing finest cloth. 
                  Size: 50cm tall
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                  Antique Currency Congo © Phases Africa

                  Antique Congo Currency: Gong Iron Currency, “gunga” – Nkutshu/Jonga people, Democratic Republic Congo. 
                  Size: 68cm High x 24cmW x 15cm Deep.

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                  Ethiopian Crosses © Phases Africa

                  African Decor – Ethiopian Cross (Abyssinian Cross)
                  This processional cross were mounted on staffs and carried during processionals as well as displayed on altars. The kingdom of Ethiopia was probably the second country (after Armenia) to embrace the Christian faith. Evidence exists that Christianity thrived here even in the 1st century.

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                  African Mask Congo © Phases Africa
                  African Decor │CongoMasks

                  Songye Mask from former Zaire called the Republic of the Congo today.  These masks are considered one of the most intimidating masks in all of Africa.  Mission accomplished, as they were worn for this very purpose, to scare off the enemy.  The masks are identified by the zig-zag groves carved into them symbolic of cuts to the face often acquired during fears battles. Size:  39cm High x 12cmW x 12cmDeep

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                  Wildebeest Scull and Horn © Phases Africa

                  African Blue Wildebeest skull/horn The Blue Wildebeest skull is A grade quality and will be shipped with necessary permits.

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                  Raisin Bush Wood Carved Owls © Phases Africa
                  African Wood Carvings: The Matabele are renowned for their wood carvings. These talented Zimbabweans from Matabeleland used Raise Bush Wood “Ozorao” collected alongside riverbanks for these carvings. Size: Carved Wood Owls: Left to Right – 41cm Tall x 17cm W x 9cm Deep.  42cm Tall x 15cm W x 9 cm Deep
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                  African Bamileke Wood Stool © Phases Africa
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                  Bamileke Wood Stool © Phases Africa
                  Bamileke Stool: This stool was literally and figuratively ‘made for a King’ as he sits on it during ceremonial rituals in Cameroon honoring the earth spider. According to legend, the earth spider plays a vital part in solving problems. As the earth spider is an essential link between the present and ancestral underground world. The “X” shape rosettes of a six or eight star pattern carved into the Bamileke stools indicates a spiders’ shape.  It also suggests the common denominator shared by both spider and King of divine knowledge. contact us for available sizes and colour finishes. 

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                  African Colonial Wood Figure Sculptures © Phases Africa
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                  African Tribal Hat called Gokwe – Colour White © Phases Africa
                  African Decor │A Kings Crown │Gokwe: This Yoruba Kings crown from Nigeria is worshipped and one of the most cherished beaded objects from Africa. This crown can only be worn by a Yoruba King or his direct descendants, during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings attached at the bottom of the crown covers the king’s face and shrouds him from the onlookers therefore strengthening his role as divine ruler. Size: 30cm Diam x 41cm H.
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                  Mbole Anklet Currency from the Congo © Phases Africa

                  Mbole Anklet Currency
                  The Mbole, people are found in Southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire.) These either bronze or copper anklet currency bracelets were used for major transactions. Worn either by men or women these large rounded anklets were offered by the husband to his wife to be a part of the marriage contract. 
                  Size: 42.5cm Diam x 17cm Deep

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                  African Wall Art Décor – Bobo Plank Mask © Phases Africa

                  Obo or Bwa Plank Mask: Painted hand-carved wood. The Bwa people are from central Burkina Faso and Mali. The Southern Bwa are known for their tall plank masks, and tend to use wood to make their masks. In the late 1800’s after the arrival of the French and their Senegalese mercenaries, the  the Bwa decided God had abandoned them, so they turned to their Nuna neighbors and purchased the rights to use, wear, and carve wooden masks, their costumes, and the songs and dances that go with them.

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                  Kuba Cloth – Old Brodee cloth from Congo © Phases Africa
                  African Home Decor Ideas 101
                  Kuba Cloth Pillow Cases – Old Brodee cloth from Congo © Phases Africa

                  Kuba Cloth: In post – Renaissance Europe, Kuba Cloth, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths’ abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio. Phases Africa directly trades with Congo’s most renowned source on Kuba Cloth.

                  Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa

                  green lighting, recycled lighting, glass chandelier, unique glass chandelier unique recycled glass chandelier

                  Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa
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                  Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa

                  The elements used in these light fixtures: tumbled glass & galvanized wire, 50w down lighters.  It’s available in a mixture of colors as well as any solid color of your choice. A majority of the artists work is custom made contact us for more info.

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                  All wool handmade area rugs with African motifs © Phases Africa
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                  All wool handmade area rugs with African motifs © Phases Africa
                  Phases Africa proudly presents a brand new collection of handmade area rugs: These 100% plush wool rugs created by master weavers are trained to allow for personal development and the growth of empowered communities in Southern Africa.
                  The wool used is sourced responsibly from adult Karakul Sheep and is meticulously selected to ensure the highest quality grade.  After blending the wool, seamlessly it is then spun and woven resulting in the emerging of supreme quality hand-woven area rugs.

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                  African Decor & Furniture In 2020

                    What to expect from African decor and furniture in 2020: Here’s the scoop – several of the world’s most prestigious architectural design firms as well as, numerous top international interior designers have acquired quality furniture & decor directly from the African continent.  There is a reason for doing so.  Mainly, due to the fact, that a majority of the contemporary as well as, traditional bespoke handmade African furniture and decor – seen in some of these award-winning African safari lodges featured here, are locally made by exceptional craftsmen.  Today, African decor & furniture are seen in International 5* hotels, prestigious commercial real-estate, awe-inspiring developments as well as, luxury homes across the globe.

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                    African Decor & Furniture Image: Lodolozi Private Granite Suites

                    African decor & furniture

                    African Wall Decor, African Wall Art,  African Furniture, Image: Londolozi Founders Camp

                    Above, designers used a mix of African wood hand-carved Bamileke stools and custom made wood turnings as side tables  On either side of the back wall there are Kudu horn lamp bases with fabric shades.  Scatter cushions on the couches are Kuba cloth and above the fireplace are African flat wood plank mask as wall art.

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                    African Decor & Furniture – natural edged dining table & custom made wood sliding doors- Image: Phinda Game Lodge

                    Natural Edged Dining Room Table

                    Natural Edged Dining Room Table © Phases Africa

                    African decor & furntiure

                    African Furniture & Decor – Image: Londolozi Founders Camp

                    The designers used vintage Kuba cloth to cover the pillows – a Kuba cloth was also framed and installed as wall art.

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                    African Decor and Furniture Image: Lodolozi Private Granite Suites

                    In the foreground is a stunning Senufo wooden bed, to the right of that is a white spray-painted African hand-carved Bamileke stool.

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                    African Decor & Furniture  – Image: Lion Sands River Lodge

                    In the foreground on the right is an African Bamileke wood hand-carved bed – used as a coffee table.  The twin twig chandeliers are a stunning addition to this room.

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                    African Hand-carved Bamileke Bed © Phases Africa

                    African decor & furniture

                    Colonial Wood Carved Figure Holding A Tray & African Bamileke Stool – Image: Chitwa Chitwa Lodge

                    African decor & furntiure

                    African Colonial Wood-carved Figure Holding A Tray

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                    Twig Floor Lamp and Chandelier, Flat Wood Plank Masks as Wall Decor and Polished Kudu Horn Lamp Bases – Image:Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge African Decor

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                    African Bamileke Side Tables with African Bamileke wood bed at foot-and-end of bed. Image Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

                    African decor & furntiure

                    Stunning Organic Twig Custom Lighting Fixture at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

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                    African furntiure and decor – Image: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

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                    Sabi-Sabi Earth Lodge Exterior

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                    African Imports│Furniture & Decor

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                      Recycled Seashell Light Fixture as a ceiling light or a wall sconce

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                      Handmade Area Rugs

                      Phases Africa has been in the African furniture & decor import business for almost 20 years.  As a result visitors to our online store will find a selection of exclusive and elegant African furniture, unique lighting fixtures, and organic handmade wool as well as, cowhide rugs.  Also this exuberant and eclectic mix of African products includes; one of-a-kind African art decor as well as, African home décor Furthermore African interior design products are being showcased at prestigious trade shows across the globe.

                      Sustainable Recycled Glass Chandelier

                      Sustainable Recycled Glass Chandelier

                      Today, Phases Africa’s furniture and decor collection, includes commissioned art by award winning African artists.  Including but not limited to; hand chiselled bowls and driftwood sculptures as well as, traditional African art from many nations on the African continent. Their popular wood-turned side-tables can be ordered in a large variety of sizes, styles, and shapes, in either natural wood or a variety of different finishes.

                      African Handmade Rugs

                      African Handmade Rugs

                      The online products sold by Phases Africa Furniture & Décor, have a classic elegance and distinctly African character, which includes sustainably harvested African indigenous hardwoods.  Only the roots of fallen trees are used for their signature collection of indigenous hardwood tree root table bases.  The dining room table slabs, constructed from richly hued wood are also obtained through their strict procurement program.  Thus ensuring they only accept timber from verifiable sources practicing sustainable methods of procuring their wood.

                      Sustainably African Furniture Sourced Wood-turnings

                      Sustainably African Furniture Sourced Wood-turnings

                      Seating includes; contemporary indoor and outdoor loungers, minimalist wooden as well as, mid-century modern leather and cowhide chairs.  Trending wood turned side tables in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes.  In the African furniture and African décor categories one can also find traditional African tribal furniture such as; beaded Yoruba arm chairs from Nigeria, Bamileke and Senufo hand-carved stools as well as, beds.  The latter, sought after by top interior designers around the globe, to use as coffee tables in luxury hotels, safari lodges and prestigious commercial spaces.

                      The result is Phases Africa Furniture & Décor – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal legacy.

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                      Indoor as well as, Outdoor Lounger Made From Plantation Teak

                      African Decor Cameroon Bamileke Beaded Mask

                      African Decor Cameroon Bamileke Beaded Mask

                      African Art Decor Hand Chiseled Bowls

                      African Art Decor Hand Chiseled Bowls

                      African Sustainable Sourced Tree Root Dining Room Table

                      African Sustainable Sourced Tree Root Dining Room Table

                      African Lighting, stainless steel & leather hanging light

                      African Lighting, Stainless Steel & Leather Hanging Light

                      African Traditional Tribal Furniture - Yoruba Beaded Chairs

                      African Traditional Tribal Furniture – Yoruba Beaded Chairs

                      African Minimalist Urniture Wooden Chairs

                      African Minimalist Furniture Wooden Chairs

                      African Furniture Solid Oak-wood Scorched Bench

                      African Furniture Solid Oak Wood Scorched Bench

                      African Textiles; Kuba cloth and Shoowa cloth made from raffia in the Congo

                      African Textiles; Kuba and Shoowa Cloth From The Congo

                      African-Wall-Art-Yoruba-Beaded-Lizard

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                      African Yoruba White Beaded Crowns

                      African Yoruba White Beaded Crowns

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                      2019 African Decorating Ideas

                        2019 African decorating ideas by Phases Africa Furniture & Decor PTY (ltd), a company that has been in the high-end African furniture & home decor import and export business since 2001. In today’s post we have selected just one or two example of product from some of our categorizes; African furniture, lighting fixtures, African decor and handmade area rugs and African art decor, that have been trending in 2019 and will continue to do so into 2020 and beyond.

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                        100% Karakul Wool Rugs Hand-Woven in South Africa

                        african style lgithing

                        Cow-bone chandelier available in all shapes and sizes, as well as wall sconces

                        Entrance table Tree Root 700H x 1000 x 1300mm

                        Matzeri Wood Roots Dining Room or Entry Table Base – 1300 x 1000 x 700 H

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                        Eucalptus Wood Hand Chiseled Bowl – Size: 440mmW x 380mmH

                        Brownish wool hand-woven Area Rug

                        100% Wool Area Rug available in a variety of natural colours

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                        400mmH x 300mmDiam Wood Turned Stools

                        wood turnings, burnet finish, scorched finished wood turnings, black furniture, side tables, scorched wood furniture, burnt finish wood furniture

                        Side-Tables Wood Turnings With Burnt Finish (scorched finished.)

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                        African Yoruba Kings beaded crown from Nigeria

                        This crown can only be worn by a Yoruba King or his direct descendants, during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings attached at the bottom of the crown covers the king’s face and shrouds him from the onlookers therefore strengthening his role as divine ruler of the Kingdom.

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                        African hand carved and painted Nupe Stools

                        Nupe Stools Nigeria Africa

                        Nigerian Nupe stools hand carved and painted

                        African Furniture│organic wood stump side-tables natural

                        African Furniture│organic wood stump side-tables natural

                        African Furniture│white wood stump side-tables

                        African Furniture│white wood stump side-tables

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                        side tables – wood turned stools

                        African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

                        Solid Oak Bench 2 Meters with Burnt (scorched finish)

                        Matzeri Tree Root Table Base 1300 x 1000

                        Matzeri Tree Root Table Base 1300 x 1000

                        glass chadelier handmade

                        Recycled Glass Chandelier handmade

                        glsdd chandelier

                        Recycled glass chandelier made by hand

                        African Furniture

                        Wood Turnings Scorched – 40 by 50 cm H

                        Hand-Beaded Baskets From Yoruba Tribe - Nigeria

                        Hand-Beaded Baskets From Yoruba Tribe – Nigeria

                        African Wood Carved Kalao Bird

                        African Wood Carved Kalao Bird

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                        African Yoruba beaded armchairs

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                        wood slatted dining room, kitchen , lounger and bar stool

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                        Wabi-Sabi | Handmade In Africa

                          Wabi-Sabi, the latest trend in handmade interior design is a very familiar concept in Africa.  The description on Wikipedia  – “In traditional Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi () is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”

                          In Africa we are quite au fait with the concept of Wabi-Sabi for the reason that traditional tribal handmade art in Africa are purely based on this very concept. Due to products such as chiselled, hand-carved, and handmade African Art, Furniture as well as, Africa Decor, will indeed mirror the beauty, talent as well as the imperfections of humans.

                          The African wooden bed featured on our main page, of this post, was hand carved by the Senufo people, residing in West Africa, each bed is uniquely different (see more examples below.)  These beds were predominantly used during siesta time, and not for sleeping on during the night.  A great percentage of these beds as well as, all the stools were carved out a single piece of wood.  These beds can either be used as a sculptural element in any room or as a coffee table in a home or office. More about… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senufo_people

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                          wabi-sabi African decor handmade Senufu very rare wood-bed

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                          African Senufo bed hand-carved from a single piece of wood

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                          African Senufo Bed From Ghana 2Mx50x36cmH

                          Wabi-Sabi - trending interior design made in Africa

                          African Wall Art Yoruba Beaded Lizard

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                          Senufo Bed – Ivory Coast – 1,8 x57x 30cmH

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                          Wabi-Sabi, hand-carved African Choukoue Masks, Congo

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                          Wabi-Sabi, Africa Natural Senufu Stool 49H x 40W x 63L cm

                          african decor, old african grain pots

                          Wabi Sabi, African decor old African grain pots

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                          Wabi-Sabi – old african grain pots (seen in above image) turned around and painted – serves as the perfect side tables

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                          Africa’s Wabi-Sabi Design, hand-carved Nupe stool Size: 39Lx35Wx25cm

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                          Wabi-sabi trending 2019 interior design – Nupe natural wooden stools

                          Wabi-Sabi Africa Lifesize Kalao Bird

                          Wabi-Sabi Africa, Kalao Bird

                          Wabi Sabi Tonga and Batonga African Stools

                          Wabi-Sabi, Made In Africa, Hand-carved Tonga and Batonga African Stools

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                          Wabi-Sabi trending interior design made in Africa – handmade Tonga wooden stools

                          Yoruba, African armchairs and beaded crowns

                          Wabi-Sabi beaded arm chairs from Yoruba, Nigeria.

                          Beaded Yoruba Lizard Wall Hanging

                          Wabi-Sabi trending interior design – African art beaded Yoruba lizards wall hanging

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                          African Yoruba beaded armchairs

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                          Yoruba beaded kings and queens crowns from Nigeria

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                          Wabi-Sabi African tribal art from Nigeria. Yoruba beaded armchairs.

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                          African Decor│Colonial Wood Figures

                            About: These fun African home decor pieces are individually hand carved wooden “Colonial figures,” representing an unusual mix of African and European cultures. There are no two men or woman alike, and they stand on their own. They come in a large variety of colors, shapes and sizes, and are more striking in pairs or groups of three or more.  Smaller Colonial figure sizes are also available to purchase as well as life size figures. By that we mean the colonial figures have almost normal size figures (full-figures) as far as the width goes.

                            For the most part these “full-figured” colonials are all male sculptures and they have outstretched hands, in order for a tray to rest in their arms, as seen in below image, taken at Chitwa-Chitwa- game lodge in Kruger National Park, South Africa.  In this instance the colonial figure was placed in the bathroom holding a tray with toiletries, they can also be placed in an entrance of a home with welcome drinks.  How about a waiting room with magazines stacked on the tray, the creative possibilities are wide open.

                            Tall Skinny Sizes: Range from 1.5 Meters – approx 2 Meters tall (last image seen in this post)

                            Small Skinny Sizes: There are also smaller colonials available to purchase approx. 1 – 1.4 Meter tall, however these smaller colonial figures have a minimum order requirement.

                            Full Figured Small Sizes: Are approx 1Meter Tall.

                            Full Figured Sizes:  Are approx. 1.3 – 1.5 Metes tall most of these colonials have their hands stretched out in front of them, however there are some with their hands in their pockets.

                            Available Colours: 99% of the colonials are wearing white pants and the colour options comes down to the jackets – most common colours are; Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, White.

                            Male Colonial Figure Hat Options:  The red fez hats or the white pith helmets are the 2 options and here and there you may find a bald guy, the latter are very rare.

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                            Colonial Figures Fezz Hat and Pith Helmets

                            Colonial Figure hand-carved wood

                            Small approx. 1- 1.3 M Skinny Colonials Doctors and Nurses

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                            Hand-carved wooden Colonial figures – women

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                            Colonial-Figure-Bamileke-Stool-at-chitwa-chitwa-game-lodge-Kruger

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                            African wood-carved Colonial Figure Butler Yellow 164 tall x 52 Deep x 42 Wide

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                            Wood-carved African Colonial Figure with outstretched hands to fit a tray

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                            African wood-carved Large Colonial Full Body Figure Butler

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                            Colonial Figures │ Statues approx 2 Meters Tall Phases Africa
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                            Wood Carved Colonial Men and Women approx 1.5 – 2.3 Meters Tall Phases Africa
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                            Hand-carved Colonial Figures │ Statues approx.1.8 Meters Tall Phases Africa
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                            Wood Colonial Figures Hand Carved approx 1.3 Meters Tall Phases Africa
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                            Small Colonial Figures approx. 1.3 Meters Tall Phases Africa
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                            African wooden Colonial Figures approx. 1 – 1.2 M skinny

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                            African Colonial Wooden Figure- Chef 1.88M

                            African Colonial Wooden Figure- Chef 1.88M

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                            Small full figures African Colonial Figures Small – 94cm Tall x 25 Wide

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                            Carved Wood Art By Award-Winner

                              This sculptural wooden bowl chiseled by an award winning wood sculptor now part of Phases Africa’s creative artist team. The artist states that his chisel is purely the driving force, allowing the wood to direct him to each uniquely shaped sculpted pieces’ intended purpose and outcome.

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                              Eucalyptus 440mm (W) x 380mm (H)

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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl Red Ivory  Order No: 1301
                              Size: 250 W x 170 H mm  Phases Africa Art Decor
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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl African Black WoodOrder No: 1302
                              Size: 370 W x 270 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor
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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl Norfolk Pineorder # 1337
                              size: 340 W x 430 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor
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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl Cork Oak – order # 1311
                              size:  330 W x  240 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor
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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl African Black Wood order # 1302
                              size: 370 W x 270 H mm http://phasesafrica.com
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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl Cork Oakorder # 1311
                              size:  330 W x  240 H mm PHASES AFRICA – Art Decor
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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl Norfork Pine – order # 1310
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                              Hand-carved wood Bowl Red Ivory – order # 1336
                              size: 250 W x 200 H mm Phases Africa – Art Decor
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                              Hand-carved Wood Bowl Iron Wood – order # 1309
                              size: 300 W x 250 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor

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                              Norfolk Pine 360mm (W) X 280mm (H)

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                              Wild Olive 330mm (W) x 250mm (H)

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                              Interiors African Safari Lodges

                                Londolozi is a world renowned private safari loge, founded in South Africa in the mid- 70’s.  Most noteworthy, the stunning interior design of this 5* lodge has been partly responsible for having received countless international “best hotel” awards.  Furthermore, the author has first hand experience having had the privilege to observing the excellent conservation practices that were implemented by John and Dave Varty in the late 70’s.   Lodolozi has stood the test of time as it is still considered one of Africa’s finest luxurious game lodges.
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                                © Londolozi Game Reserve Accommodation
                                “During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi. There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that Mother Nature offers. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country– Nelson Mandela
                                Londolozi is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This reserve in turn forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a vast and growing area, currently covering 6 million acres and incorporating the famous Kruger National Park.
                                Map Londolozi Near Kruger National Park, South Africa

                                Map Londolozi Near Kruger National Park, South Africa

                                The root of the word Londolozi is the Zulu word for protect and means “protector of all living things” – an ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. The reserve is internationally recognised for its far-sighted and progressive management of land and wildlife rehabilitation as well as productive community involvement.
                                There are 5 Camps at Londolozi.
                                Founders Camp: child friendly
                                Pioneer Camp: “It is perhaps the most exciting and adaptable camp we have ever built at Londolozi” – Dave Varty
                                Tree Camp:  does not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.
                                Varty Camp: the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi. The author of this blog stayed here in the late 70s – since then it has been completely remodeled. 
                                Private Granite Suites:  The only lodge of the 5 that we will feature in this post; for more information on the other camps follow the link at the end of this post.
                                The Private Granite Suites: offer an extraordinary experience for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer details of an African safari. It can be booked individually or as a private camp for six Guests, making it ideal for honeymooning couples or small groups celebrating special occasions.  The Private Granite Suites do not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.     
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                                © The Private Granite Suites at Lodolozi Game Reserve
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                                © Lodolozi Game Reserve
                                Bold, inspiring materials mirror the extrusion of granite rocks that flank the camp while conveying the raw essence of Africa. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting in each expansive suite. 
                                The emphasis is on space, light and privacy while blurring the barrier between inside and out. A seamless integration with nature is achieved with large doors and windows all opening directly onto the Sand River.  Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool.
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                                © Interior of the Lounge Granite Suites at Londolozi
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                                © Interior Lounge Dining Area Granite Suites at Londolozi
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                                © Private Bath on Deck of Granite Suites Londolozi
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                                © Bedroom Granite Suites at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                                © Sunset at Lodolozi Game Reserve

                                Wildlife at Lodolozi:

                                Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout the Londolozi area, while white rhino and lion concentrations are amongst the highest recorded on the African continent.
                                However, it is the truly remarkable relationship which has developed over three decades between wild free ranging leopards and ranger & trackers which makes Londolozi world famous. There is no disputing that viewing the leopards of Londolozi is one of life’s truly treasured experiences.
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                                © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                                © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                                © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                                © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                                © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                                © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve

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                                Luxury Safari Interior Design

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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
                                  Here, another look at luxury African safari interior design lodges.  These 20 safari style bedrooms at River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve, each with its own private wooden viewing deck. With the gently rambling river outside your room, you will not have to go far to see wildlife whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park.
                                  Located on 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) of arguably Africa’s most pristine Big 5 territory in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Lion Sands Sabi Sand is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 instilling a long history of community and conservation. 
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                                  © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve

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                                  Luxury Safari Lodge Near Kruger

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                                    © Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

                                    Chitwa Chitwa originally a private retreat of the Brink family for more than 40 years, today it is widely known for its perfect balance between unbridled luxury and environmental compatibility, an oasis of conservation.
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                                    © Chitwa Chitwa Lodge – How to get there
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                                    © Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Chitwa Chitwa Lodge Pool

                                    Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family.  According to owner Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was signaled by the creaking of his old joints. Still today, his watchful spirit presides over the lodge. Much like this giraffe, the lodge is magnificent and elegant in appearance, yet modest enough to disappear into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand.

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                                    © Bathroom Chitwa Chitwa
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                                    © Bedroom Suite at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Chitwa Chitwa Bedroom
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                                    © Bedroom Suite at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Luxury Bathroom at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Bar at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Boma Dining at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Deck at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Deck at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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                                    © Deck at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
                                    At Chitwa for the ultimate in luxury and privacy consider renting Chitwa House.
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                                    ©  Chitwa Chitwa House

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                                    2019-10-13T10:15:00+00:00

                                    Photographer Alexa Singer

                                      wall art, art decor, photography, phases africa

                                      © Alexa Singer – Namibia

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                                      © Alexa Singer – Namibia
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                                      © Alexa Singer – Namibia
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                                      © Alexa Singer – Namibia
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                                      © Alexa Singer – Namibia Hansgrohe Calendar 2012
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                                      © Alexa Singer – Himba Mother & Child
                                      © Alexa Singer – Township

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                                      © Alexa Singer – Township
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                                      © Alexa Singer – Township
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                                      © Alexa Singer – Township
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                                      © Alexa Singer
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                                      © Alexa Singer
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                                      © Alexa Singer
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                                      © Alexa Singer
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                                      © Alexa Singer

                                      http://www.alexasinger.com

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                                      2019-10-13T11:22:45+00:00

                                      African Wall Art│Landscape Photos

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                                        © Namibia – The Trees of Deadvlei – by: Houghaard Malan
                                        Houghaard Malan’s stunning African landscape photography are perfect as wall art, in any home or office.  Malan bought is first SLR camera at the age of 19 and within two, years he was well on his way to turning his new found passion, landscape photography into a fulltime career.  “I am inspired by moments when the elements of nature combine as if painted by a god, to create scenes so beautiful that one has to take the time to stand back in awe and marvel at the beauty of the world we live in. I want my photos to remove the viewer from their present location and transport them to the scene so they can feel the wind and see the golden light of the setting sun on their skin. That is the purpose of a landscape photo, to experience the beauty of a place without being there.”
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                                        © Namibia – Excelsior – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © Namibia – The Lucky Lilies – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © Namibia -The Pyramid – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © Botswana – Orange Darkness – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © South Africa, Mpumalanga Blyde in Full Flow – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        Lesotho – Sehlabathebe National Park, Drakensberg – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © South Africa – Gold Rush – Glentana Beach, Garden Route – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © South Africa – Kalahari Summer Sunset – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © South Africa -Kogelbay Sunset – Western Cape – by: Houghaard Malan
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                                        © South Africa – Purple Dawn – Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast – By: Hougaard Malan
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                                        © South Africa -Eastern Freestate Autumn – By: Hougaard Malan

                                         

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