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If you’re in the Black Friday mood and interested in great art deals, join the Art van Africa community today and automatically receive a free shipping coupon*. Simply enter your email here and three wonderful things will happen: 1) You’ll instantly receive a free shipping coupon for our upcoming online shop featuring contemporary and traditional African…

Namsa Leuba on Work for New York Magazine, African Inspiration, and China

With a Guinean mother and Swiss father, artist Namsa Leuba was born into the intersection of African and Western cultures.  She grew up on the shores of Neuchâtel’s lake in Switzerland and graduated from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne with a degree in photography, spending two years researching African identity through Western lenses. This year…

Detailed Simplicity

This elegantly simple, natural piece by Trinket Design was spotted at the Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg, an artisanal fine food and crafts market that takes place in the city’s center every Saturday.  With its sophisticated laser engraving on natural wood, it’s a modern take on traditional material by one of South Africa’s talented young designers….

What is African Art?

To those outside of South Africa, and even to many of its people, it is a rarely-known fact that the oldest known “art studio” was uncovered in a cave near Cape Town.  The prehistoric spot is in a place called the Blombos Cape and is approximately 70 to 100,000 years old.  Decorations, paintings, and skin protection were among…


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