The African Artisans website was born from a lifelong passion for Africa, her colours, spirit and culture, her people and their art.
Our website aims to provide a positive, reliable and sustainable platform from which some of Africa's many talented artists can earn an income and share their unique skills and creativity with the world.
Our products are purchased directly from individual artisans, artists and producer groups in Africa providing a vital source of income for African communities. We have developed long term sustainable business relationships with the artists that we work with, many of these people having been in partnership with us for over 35 years.
We hope you will enjoy browsing and shopping on our website and offer our assurance that you can shop securely and confidently, with the knowledge that your purchase(s) will directly benefit the producer in Africa.
The featured art and individual artists have been carefully selected for their originality, artistic expression and quality of workmanship resulting in a unique and stylish collection of Africa's finest artistic talent.
Customers buying from our website should be aware that due to the handcrafted nature of the items and the medium of natural materials used, slight variations in colour, shape and size are inevitable. No two items are exactly the same and it is this that lends beauty, personality and spirit. However, we will always do our best to supply as closely as is realistically possible, to the images on our website and assure you our quality is second to none! If you wish to view or purchase in a traditional shop/gallery environment, many of our pieces and more, are available at Art of Africa, 15 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, England.
In addition to our online catalogue, we source and supply many other unusual and interesting artworks and design led accessories, from small gift items to huge one off pieces of sculpture in wood, stone and metal. Due to our extensive and reliable connections in Africa we are able to undertake commission work and are happy to discuss your needs with you. If it's something from Africa you're looking for, however obscure, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help.
We believe we offer a unique combination of price, quality and customer service that is quite simply unbeatable. We ask you to judge for yourselves.
We will endeavour to update and expand our website so please keep checking in. We welcome customer feed back, and if you have any suggestions or ideas as to how we might improve the site or our services we welcome you to get in touch