Ancient African coins found in Australia, 1000...
By JohnThomas Didymus May 20, 2013 in World 1,000-year-old copper coins from Kilwa Sultanate, East Africa found in Australia Five copper coins thought to have originated in the East African Kilwa Sultanate (modern Tanzania), which date back to the early 900s, were discovered on the Wessel Islands off the north coast of Australia in 1944. The coins are causing excitement among historians...
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New African Batik Collection
Our vibrant new African Batiks have arrived! Vibrant, exciting colors and designs to brighten up anyone’s day. The new batik collection was hand crafted in Arusha, East Africa. Each piece truly unique. No fuss ready to hang, framed or unframed. To view our fabulous African Batik Art, head on over here There is beautiful children’s batiks to enhance their room or playroom. P.S....
African Batik Winner for April 2013
Congratulations to Charlene Parham our African batik winner for April 2013. If you would like to be in the draw to win an African candle wax batik, simply fill in your details on the right of this page. Every month we will draw one winner for the rest of 2013. Once you have filled in your details, that is all that is required to stay in the draw for 2013. These batiks are beautifully...
Meserani Snake Park Medical Clinic.
Meserani Snake Park is located in Tanzania, East Africa. The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. Meserani Snake Park provides a free medical health clinic, with over a 1000 patients per month and rising. The clinic treats many medical emergencies, a common issue is treatment for infections and snakebites. The clinic employs two-full...
Tingatinga Art is primarily produced and sold in Tanzania. Although some artists are traveling and starting to take their art further a field. It all started with a man called Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga, born in 1932 in a Namochelia village (which does not exist today). It was near Mindu and Nakapanya village, ca 70 km east of Tunduru town. Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga was a self taught...
View Chidi Okoye Nigerian Artist amazing art collection. Nigerian born, Chidi A. Okoye graduated with a distinction in sculpture (Higher National Diploma) from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria, in 1988. For the next six years he taught sculpture and drawing at Federal Polytechnic Oko Anambra State Nigeria. During this period, he created an outstanding collection,...
Zanzibar for such a small Island it is pouring with history. From ancient Arab and Persian emigrants, wars and revolutions, Sultans, Dr Livingstone, Freddy Mercury and the center of the slave trade. This is my third trip to Zanzibar, I must say you certainly never get tired of this beautiful historical place. Zanzibar is where Freddy Mercury was born. His house has since been turned into a...
Useful Tips when Traveling To Tanzania
After living in Tanzania for 10 months and traveling back from time to time, I discovered some useful information which may be helpful when traveling to East Africa. The 5 traveling tips I am referring to are solely based on Tanzania, East Africa; Africa is an extremely large place, so I am not referring to the whole continent. 1. We all like to travel with some cash on hand. Tanzania’s...
Tinga Tinga Tales Why Does An Elephant Have A...
Have you often wondered why the Elephant has a long trunk, or why a Tortoise has a broken shell… a pre-school series, Tinga Tinga Tales reveals all. Each film will be told in a traditional storytelling way of how the animal came to be. 52 x 11 minute episodes released in February 2010, on the television network Cbeebies UK. Produced on location in Kenya by Tiger Aspect Productions in conjunction...
African Batik Winner For March 2013
Congratulations, the winner of our March 2013 African Batik was Bron Kelly. We will draw one winner every month for the rest of 2013. Once you have entered your name once, that’s it. Your good to go for the rest of the year. Just keep your eye out for our email once a month to see if your our next lucky winner. You can enter here or there is a form to the right of this page. Look...
Nigerian artist Chidi A. Okoye has put together a wonderful collection of limited edition Pop Art on canvas. There is a fabulous arrangement of famous faces all on canvas. Michael Jackson teamed up with Nelson Mandela. Jackie Kennedy paired with Michelle Obama, awesome! Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela extraordinary. Other pop art includes, the gorgeous Hallie berry, Dieago Maradonna, Fala...
Whilst in Tanzania, I meet a really cool guy, his name is John. John is 76 years old and lives in Arusha, East Africa. He’s a very talented man, with a special skill. John hand crafts African Candle wax batiks. John walks the streets from dusk till dawn, promoting and selling his African batiks to the 1000’s of tourists that pass through. I admire his willingness at 75. The entire process...
Cultural Heritage Art Gallery in Tanzania
Cultural Heritage is a unique cultural center on the outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania. They have curio shops, a jewellery boutique, a Tanzanite and precious stone counter, a restaurant, bargain center and outstanding commercial art gallery. The Fine Art and Antiques collection is the only one of its kind in the world, ranging from African antiques to contemporary and wildlife painting and...
Novica in Association with National Geographic
Novica in association with National Geographic has made a huge impact for many Artisan’s around the globe. Novica was the first-ever micro finance website where customers can purchase products and lend money directly to artisans. Now, into their 10th anniversary, Novica continues helping artisans expand their businesses by providing access to micro credit. In the Novica spirit, they cut...
Win African Art Batiks Throughout 2013
WIN FREE STUFF!! Once a month throughout 2013 we are giving away a unique African Candle Wax Batik of your choice. Simply enter your name and email address, then keep an eye out in your inbox to see if your our lucky winner! Couldn’t be more easier than that. Head on over to our face book page. the link will automatically take you to our competition page, there you can fill in your...
Interview with African Art Online by Ricardo...
Ricardo is a student attending Pasadena City College, USA. His professor assigned them to read a blog regarding African Art, Ricardo says “Well I found that your blog is the most interesting one so I picked it to do my assignment on. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions regarding your role with African Art. I hope it does not take too much time of your schedule. 1. How did...
Circumcision in the Maasai Culture
Circumcision is part of the Maasai Culture, known in Maasai as (Emurata.) In Maasai culture a boy only becomes a man once he has been circumcised. and a young girl may only get married once she has been circumcised. Circumcision of boys is carried out every seven year period, each seven year period is given a name eg Nyangusi the next seven year group Seuri the next group Makaa etc. Once a...
Words of Appreciation Dedicated to Meserani Snake...
This project work is dedicated to Mr. BJ for his kind filled heart for making Meserani Snake Park a home for us and all other university students who wished to conduct their practical training in the snake park. This is project is to show you that we appreciate the chance you have offered us, hopeful this work will be useful to you in advertising Meserani snake park all over the world as it is...
Hand Blown Glasses
Shanga is one of life’s small and heartwarming success stories. In 2007 Saskia Rechsteiner made some necklaces for a Christmas Fair in Arusha, and now Shanga employs 42 disabled Tanzanian people. When I first visited there back in 2009, they employed 15 staff. Shanga has the River House Restaurant, (scrumptious food) and exceptional service. Plus the Shanga Shop – all located on one of...
Visit the Webcam see Elephants LIVE in the Middle of Africa This is one of the best sites to view live African Elephants in their own habitat. Herds of Elephants come to the watering hole in Northern Botswana to bath and drink. The sounds of the African savannah is tranquil The date and time is in South Africa which is GMT +2. (Rough estimates on time - USA is 6 hours behind us, Australia...
The Africa You Need To Know
Africa is not a country. It is the world’s second largest continent and the second most populous, after Asia. Occupying 20 percent of the Earth’s land area, it measures roughly 5,000 miles from north to south and about 4,600 miles from east to west. This makes it about four times the size of the United States. Africa’s population of about 890 million is slightly less than 14 percent of total...
Traveling to Morocco
Morocco – A Country of Culture and Art Morocco is a magnificent country and it is steeped in rich culture and tradition. Many travel to Morocco to sample all of its delights which are diverse and plentiful. The arts and crafts available in Morocco reflect these traditions and the culture it has managed to keep for so many years. When you travel to Morocco you will see in there potter and crafts...
African Art Sale
To celebrate the New Year, African Art Online is having a huge sale. All items are unique and there is only one available of each item. So don’t miss out!!! Items include, original paintings, African batiks, artifacts and wallhanging. Go check it out. All the best Regards African Art Online.Com
Happy New Year from African Art
African Art Online would like to wish you all a happy and safe new year. We look forward to adding new African Art and Artists to you online store. Stay posted and we’ll be right back. Regards Tania Bale African Art Online.Com