Take a Piece of Africa Home
Take a Piece of Africa Home.
TANAKA AFRICA culturally enriches your home by imbuing it with the ambiance and nuanced stories of Africa with one-of-a-kind handmade art home decor products while honouring the artisans who make them. Art invites us to reflect on which stories we choose to value and privilege and which narratives we choose to exclude and ignore.
Africa’s stories have historically been muted and we believe that we can change this tradition through the shifting of our societal attitudes towards power, justice and equality.
We are convinced that a piece of Tanaka Africa’s art home decor residing with you in your home can become a symbol of social change tangibly celebrating and privileging the story of African culture and heritage-and a conversation.
We believe in trade-not aid- a fair trade reciprocal exchange. Purchasing African artisans’ products is a tangible and powerful action for social change-it is a potent tool in the global redistribution of wealth and resources as it empowers artisans’ local economy, sustains and creates artisanal jobs, preserves traditional African design practices that have been passed down through the generations and celebrates the cultural heritage of their community.
It is our mission to help customers understand that “they can change the world and make a difference” through consumerism and that they can help others by helping themselves. Tanaka-is a Zimbabwean Shona language term meaning 'We are beautiful' and TANAKA AFRICA believes that “we can be beautiful together”.
This artisan is located in Ghana, West Africa.