Wabi Sabi now the latest trend in Interior Design, is a very old and 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 this concept due to the fact that traditional Africa Tribal Art is based on a similar concept. Chiseled, carved and handmade African Furniture, Decor, and Art, all made by hand, will indeed mirror the imperfections of humans, when it’s lead from the heart, accompanied by the mind.
Featured Image: This particular hand carved wooden bed was made by a Senufo artist, residing in Mali, West African. This bed, and other wood-carved beds, each uniquely different (see more below,) predominantly used during siesta time and not necessary to sleep on during the night. A great percentage of these beds, as well as stools (also see below) are 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