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 (侘寂) 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 residential or commercial spade.
wabi-sabi African decor handmade Senufu very rare wood-bed
African Senufo bed hand-carved from a single piece of wood