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. More about…
wabi-sabi African decor handmade Senufu very rare wood-bed
African Senufo bed hand-carved from a single piece of wood
African Senufo Bed From Ghana 2Mx50x36cmH
African Wall Art Yoruba Beaded Lizard
Senufo Bed – Ivory Coast – 1,8 x57x 30cmH
Wabi-Sabi, hand-carved African Choukoue Masks, Congo
Wabi-Sabi – old african grain pots (seen in above image) turned around and painted – serves as the perfect side tables
Africa’s Wabi-Sabi Design, hand-carved Nupe stool Size: 39Lx35Wx25cm
Wabi-sabi trending 2019 interior design – Nupe natural wooden stools
Wabi-Sabi Africa, Kalao Bird
Wabi-Sabi, Made In Africa, Hand-carved Tonga and Batonga African Stools
Wabi-Sabi trending interior design made in Africa – handmade Tonga wooden stools
Wabi-Sabi beaded armchairs from Yoruba, Nigeria.
Wabi-Sabi trending interior design – African art beaded Yoruba lizards wall hanging
African Yoruba beaded armchairs
Yoruba beaded kings and queens crowns from Nigeria
Wabi-Sabi African tribal art from Nigeria. Yoruba beaded armchairs.