shops: crafts & home decor [8 sites]
Cultured Expressions

The web site of Lisa Shepard, a writer and designer who has authored several books about creative decorating with African fabrics. In addition to selling African fabrics and beads, her web site offers free crafting ideas, information on her lectures and appearances, as well as her books and other products. If you're looking for African fabrics and ideas for what to make with those fabrics, you'll want to visit this website! [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Indigo Arts Gallery

"Indigo Arts Gallery showcases the finest international folk and contemporary art from Asia, Africa and the Americas". Their African collection includes West African barbershop signboards, masks, textiles (Kente, Kuba, Fon appliques, Ashoke) artwork by contemporary artists (Twins Seven-Seven, Rufus Ogundele, Asiru Olatunde), beaded Ndebele dolls, telephone-wire baskets and toys made of recycled materials. A beautiful store in Philadelphia, PA. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

The African Fabric Shop

African Fabric Shop specializes in genuine African fabrics - wax prints, batiks, Indigo, wax resist, tie dye and more. The website is also very informative. "Magie Relph and Bob Irwin have travelled the length and breadth of Africa for over 30 years, researching, buying and documenting African textiles, fabrics and beads. In addition to our acclaimed book African Wax Print: A Textile Journey, we continue to write informative and entertaining articles for numerous magazines. They document our adventures and record the textile traditions we've learned about from artisans and traders all over Africa." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Aina Moja

"African crafts and art and fair trade gifts direct from Kenya. All of the goods at Aina Moja are Fairly Traded, handmade, one-of-a-kind, and support artisans. Proceeds provide educational resources, food, and basic needs for children in Kenya as well as support for Expanding Opportunities, a 501(c)3 organization." Clothing, jewelry, household items, wood and stone carvings, paintings, musical instruments and dolls. Based in the US. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]


"Botswanacraft was established in 1970 by the Botswana Development Corporation to develop the rural based handicraft industry of the country. The company has grown to be Botswana's largest retailer and exporter of handicrafts. Privately owned since 1993." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

S & A Beads

Retail store in Maryland, near Washington DC. Beads and beaded crafts from around the world. Large selection of African beads, both new and old. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Happy Mango Beads

"We offer a large selection of wonderful beads - most were imported from Africa, but were made and/or used in other parts of the world." Based in the US. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Ananse Village

Retail location in Fort Bragg, CA. Offers a beautiful selection of textiles, baskets, beads, home accents, and a few rare finds. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

shops: crafts & home decor [8 sites]