African beadwork and metal art make great, colorful additions to home decor! These authentic pieces of beaded African art, lost wax cast brass figures, and hand-crafted Ethiopian silver crosses reflect fine traditional craftsmanship. They also represent great resilience and creativity. Current offerings include beadwork and castings from Nigeria and Ghana, and processional crosses from Ethiopia.
Beading has been an important part of Yoruba culture for two thousand years, and the passing of skills within artisan families has kept this vibrant artwork alive in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Beaded crowns, footstools, pouches and other works of art still signify high social status.
Ethiopian Coptic crosses offer fine handcrafted metal detailing (click into each item's details for larger images). Each cross is unique which means that size, style, and detailing will vary. In the Spokane area? Come into our Showroom for even more African Art and statues!