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African Style Interior Design Inspiration Ideas

African Style Interior Design Inspiration Ideas

African Style Interior Design Inspiration Ideas Africa has brought us some of the most refined interior and architecture opportunities and beautiful graphics, solid backdrops, and beautiful handicraft. The vast and multicultural Region has for many years inspired creative people. As 2021 brings more realistic forms and bright colors, the smooth arches of minimal universal design will take place African accents into more houses. Take a look at some of the main features of this theme and discover several ways to add features of this luxury interior design style. Go BOLD Don't be hesitant to explore the African designs which are...

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Tanaka Africa Home Decor is a Social Enterprise with a Social Mission

Tanaka Africa Home Decor is a Social Enterprise with a Social Mission

We have done a lot of thinking lately about the vision and mission for Tanaka Africa. It is a social business, that is, it’s a for-profit business with a social mission. We looked up the term “social enterprise”: “a cause-driven business whose primary reason for being is to improve social objectives and serve the common good. A social enterprise exists to achieve a social mission—such as providing healthcare or safe drinking water for the poor, creating jobs for the unemployed or advancing education initiatives”. This definition resonates for us. The Good Trade's What is a Social Enterprise? explains that “although profits are...

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Tanaka Africa Home Decor reminds consumers of "Trade not Aid".

Tanaka Africa Home Decor reminds consumers of "Trade not Aid".

Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Adu Amoah and I am the founder of Tanaka Africa Home Decor, a social enterprise that culturally enriches homes by imbuing them with the ambiance and nuanced stories of Africa with handmade art home decor while honouring the artisans who make them. As we know art is a universal language that connects across cultures and communicates in a visceral and emotional tone that all can understand. 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...

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Tanaka Africa Home Decor reflects on "Ancestral Journeys" to Ghana, West Africa.

Tanaka Africa Home Decor reflects on "Ancestral Journeys" to Ghana, West Africa.

2019 was the Year of Return marking 400 years since the first African slaves "left the continent"; Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, director of the Creative Arts Council, Ghana told the world in an the The Guardian's article 'Ghana have a good time: top tips for visiting the country' "it is the perfect time for black people across the world to come to Ghana and start their ancestral journey."  He explained that the 2019 Year of Return is a "celebration of our culture and heritage, but there’s history to soak up, too.  A trip to Elmina Castle is a must. A few hours drive from Accra, it...

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Tanaka Africa Home Decor acknowledges that in 2017 Ghana celebrated 60 years of independence.

Tanaka Africa Home Decor acknowledges that in 2017 Ghana celebrated 60 years of independence.

In 2017 Ghana celebrated 60 years of independence by opening an arts hub (ANO). The hub is named after the Akan language word for "old woman" who is “the first human being and origin of all things”. ANO is the first arts institution of its kind in Ghana–a multi-purpose art space in its capital city, Accra, combining two exhibition rooms, a screening and performance area, a library and a bookshop as well as a multidisciplinary residency program. ANO has become a home for Ghana's creatives and artists. It was founded by art historian, writer, curator and film-maker Nana Oforiatta-Ayim in 2002 as a cultural research...

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