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Posted by adairsawyer on September 2nd, 2013

If you are interested in African Art or African Design, enter our website entitled Karibu where you will find an online store where you can re-experience the African lifestyle. Karibu means “welcome” in Swahili and we welcome all our possible clients to take a look at the various items of the offer we have. If you want to be notified of the launch, all you have to do is to enter your email on our website and we will send you the notification.

As in many other countries, the African Art differs from one region to another. The African sculptures reflect the region they come from, the geographical area being very important because, based on these coordinates, the symbols, materials and methods of implementation vary. The materials and their processing in the form of masks and statues vary from region to region. All the African sculptures have specific elements from the area they come from, just to be able to differentiate between them. Even if the art is different, there are recurrent elements that together create the African Design.

The African Art consists mostly of abstract representations of flora, fauna or reinterpretation of shapes and patterns in nature, often depicting the abundance of the surrounding nature. In this type of art, the human figure is the overall representation of almost any being relevant to the tribe. The dead, the living, dancers, chiefs, drummers, gods, spirits, all these “states of aggregation of being” find their anthropomorphic representation in this art.

However, the representations of the human beings are not strictly anthropomorphic. If we look at masks or totem statues, we see a fusion between man and animal, this fusion of the animal with the human shapes being an expression of African populations’ communion with nature. For most artifacts belonging to this country’s art, the human figure has been a primary source of inspiration and the African interpretation of the human appearance was in turn the inspiration for some of the European cultural expressions. The sophisticated customers of the boutiques situated in the major cities everywhere are increasingly attracted to what can be called generic African Art and African Design.

If you want to see a part of the African Design, if you are interested in the African culture and whatever has to do with it, then Karibu-Store is the place where you can catch a glimpse of this type of art. You will be impressed with all the interesting items we have to offer that have an African Design and can give your home an exotic touch if you decide to purchase some of them. If you like our products, you can follow Karibu-Store on Facebook. If you care to enter our website, you will find there all the information you may need.

Enter the website of Karibu-Store and you can take a look at the vast variety of African Art and different items created with an African Design.

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