African Art, Masks & More

December 2019
african art

Lords a-leaping, ladies dancing, geese a-laying

OUR AFRICAN SHIPMENT HAS ARRIVED JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

With the holiday season fast approaching we’ve ensured our latest shipment from Africa has a plethora of hand-crafted, original artifacts to help bring a touch of Tanzania, a splash of Sudan or a little Malawi magic to your space.

African decor and furniture have recently become the flavour of the month for their uniqueness. Being so close to Asia you often see more Asian-styled items and decor in Australia, but Africa is a largely untapped resource of stunning craftsmanship and originality from the bold abstract carvings of people and animals to the natural sustainably sourced ostrich eggs, feathers and elephant hair bracelets.

This shipment is perfectly timed for you to be able to find a truly unique gift for someone special, yourself or better still… both.

DRESSING UP IN COSTUME, BEARING GIFTS AND BRINGING JOY TO THE WORLD.

Sound familiar?

african masks

Since the dawn of time all across the African continent masks have been worn to celebrate life, religious occasions, initiations, peace, the seasons, harvest times and
new beginnings. Santa Claus does not have a monopoly on colourful costumes and good will to all.

As well as all the good stuff, the masks were used to control the evil forces in the community. When the chosen person is selected to wear and perform with the masks and costumes they come to life, possessed by their spirit in the performance of the dance, and are enhanced by both the music and atmosphere of the occasion.

The masks can represent spirits, ancestors and animals. The latter being a powerful way to unite man with his natural environment, something which the African people throughout the ages have always embraced and expressed much like the indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia.

Don’t miss out on our latest shipment from Africa. You may even find five gold rings, four calling birds. three french hens and a partridge in a pear tree.

Seasons greetings and a happy New Year to you all.

FIND US

Orient House, 45 Bridge Road, Glebe, NSW Australia
Phone (02) 9660 3895
orienthouse@orienthouse.com.au

Doors open Mon–Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sun: 12.00am – 4.00pm.

Please be advised that will be closed on the following dates:
25th December Christmas Day • 26th Boxing Day • 31st December • 1st January