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 beds featured below, were hand carved by the Senufo people, residing in West Africa, each bed is uniquely different. 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 coffee tables and 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.   The 2nd image in this post, are Senufo coffee tables as well as, Senufo stools.  The latter are ideal as side tables.

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African Hand-carve Senufo Bed.

African wood carved furniture

Senufo Tables (coffee tables) & Senufo Stools (side tables)

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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 2M Long x50cm W x 36cm H


African Wall Art Yoruba Beaded Lizard

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Senufo Bed – Ivory Coast – 1,8M Long  x 57cm W x 30cm H

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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  

Wabi-Sabi - Handmade

Wabi Sabi, African decor old African grain pots  

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10 Legged Nupe Inspired Coffee Table – Hand-painted

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