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African Wall Decor│Wooden Plank Masks

African wooden plank masks, as wall art, is an ideal home decorating idea, in either a contemporary or traditional home or office. Furthermore, African masks are also the single most influential piece of African Art as well as, the most recognized as such, all over the world.  The masks we are featuring today are all hand carved from wood by Africa’s indigenous people. Also the mask invariably goes hand-in-hand with the apropos attire that are worn in these Celebrations.  As a result these African tribal masks are either celebratory in nature: giving thanks for the great harvest.  Spiritual: by initiating transformation or calling on the spirit for guidance or to thank them. And last but not least,  religious in nature.

COVER PAGE:

The wooden masks featured on this post cover page are from – Kenya’s Giryama people that hand carve these flat wooden post, to serve as tombstones called Kikangu.  Furthermore, the grave markers have several functions; representing the Giryama’s way of life as well as, the ancestor’s spirits are honored by erecting these post.  As a result, these markers also serves as conduit between the ancestral realm and the land of the living.

The abstract and geometric forms and carved patterns of Kikangu serve as a roadmap representation of the spirit. The gravestone marker is also a tribute and blueprint of the deceased time on earth.

African Art

African Bedu Mask courtesy of: Smithsonian Museum

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2019-08-28T05:48:42+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.

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 1

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

African Furniture

wood and leather upholstered chair side view

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 2

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

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 3

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

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 4

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

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 5

Oak wood & leather dining room chair

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 6

Ostrich skin wing-back chairs

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 7

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

African Furniture Design & Home Decor 8

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

cowhide mid modern century chair

Mid Modern Century Chair

2019-09-05T18:11:49+00:00