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One Woman’s Path to Bringing the World to Africa—and Africa to the World

One Woman’s Path to Bringing the World to Africa—and Africa to the World

Institutional Memory: One Woman's Path to Bringing the World to Africa—and Africa to the World Oforiatta-Ayim says that her idea for ANO was born when she visited the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she studied Russian culture in the early 2000s. I went to the museum as often as possible with my free student pass. The Hermitage is an encyclopedic museum covering the world's cultures, past and present. What struck me first that day—and then again and again—was the lack of context around displays of historical African masks and sculptures and the exclusion of Africa among the Western and Eastern...

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10 African Home decor ideas to bring Africa's ambiance into your home

10 African Home decor ideas to bring Africa's ambiance into your home

Modern Afro-inspired style has dramatically increased its visibility, especially in the luxury interior design industry. African-inspired home decor accessories are becoming progressively more in demand. The African decor trend embraces nature's raw materials, which reflect Africa's harsh climate. In contrast, textiles with motifs of plants and animals reflect the country's natural beauty. African style decor is characterized by many different colors and textures in fabrics, carvings, and artworks, which makes it easy to integrate them into any interior style. It is important to remember that modern African-inspired style is not about overcrowding one's house or apartment with masks, baskets, and...

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African fair trade home decor as a wedding gift

African fair trade home decor as a wedding gift

  Wedding Gifts- Home decor, art pieces, and practical utensils: we have fair trade wedding gifts. African home decor as a wedding gift is a lovely way to show respect and appreciation for a bride and groom. Traditional marriage in Ghana, West Africa, is not just the union of the couple and immediate family; it is about uniting groups of people. Extensive background checks are done by the families of the bride and groom.  Before the customary marriage rites are undertaken in Ghana, there is a "knocking" ceremony called "knocking on the door" or 'kokoo ko.' The groom, together with...

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African home decor to furnish your home

African home decor to furnish your home

African home interior design is about decorating your home with African décor to give the feeling of being in Africa. When you step into the home you are transported to the other side of the  world. When you set out on an African themed home decorating project it helps to focus on a single theme or one area in Africa. Many people choose to take their African decorating signs from parts of Africa to which they have an ancestral connection. Ghana located in West Africa is a perfect example.  African home interior design is all about mixing natural elements with bright,...

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Looking for African home decor that culturally enriches your home?

Looking for African home decor that culturally enriches your home?

Looking for African home decor? TANAKA AFRICA's home decor culturally enriches your home by imbuing it with the ambiance and nuanced stories of western Africa with one-of-a-kind handmade products. Today we will discuss three types of African home decor items with which to decorate your living space: drums, masks, and baskets. Looking for African home decor that culturally enriches your home? Drums can serve as African home decor. Drums vary in shape, tonality, and decoration. Djembe drums in Ghana, West Africa, are deep resounding rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drums. Ghanaians make Akan drums for music as well as communication. Akan drums are...

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