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African Art Sale On Now


Hakuna Matata Oil on Canvas

Through out the year we constantly have unique African Art items reduced to clear to make room for new products.

To finish the year off with a bang, simply apply this coupon code African Art when checking out and receive a further 10% off all our sale items already reduced.

That’s 10% off each item purchased up until 10/12/2013.

Remember coupon code African Art.

These are one of a kind items, one available only, so hurry while stocks last and grab yourself or your loved one a unique African gift.

Some of our items include: Tingatinga Art, Batiks, Artifacts, East African Art,


Orange Figurines Oil on Canvas Tingatinga Art


Maasai Ceremony Necklace

This is the traditional neck wear that a Maasai women will wear to a celebration or dancing ceremony.

This piece has been hand crafted in Arusha, Tanzania.

It takes one week to complete this amazing piece of Jewelry.

These look absolutely stunning hanging on the wall. To add a little twist to the neck wear you can place you favorite photo behind and hang it on the wall. Looks stunning.

Dimensions. “14.5×14,5”


Sharing The Work Load African Batik

Happy festive season

Tania Bale

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Egyptian Cobra at Feeding Time

Feeding time for the Egyptian Cobra.

Although I do feel sorry for the little chicken, it is a fact of life, snakes eat chickens!!!!

This was filmed at Meserani Snake Park in Arusha, East Africa.

The snake park is a special treasure of Arusha, a wonderful source of enjoyment and relaxation for locals and foreign visitors.

It’s a wonderful place to visit and learn about all types of African Snakes, especially when you live in a country where there are no snakes.

There are approximately 48 snakes you can view, that are common in Eastern and Southern Africa.

The likely hood of seeing a snake in Africa is not likely.

My children where not at all upset by viewing this, if anything they found it educational, something to talk about with their friends.


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October’s African Batik Winner

Congratulations to Leandro Stanzani, our batik winner for October,

Well done, around of applause please.

Leandro can now choose a fabulous batik from our African batik collection

Only two more draws to go, don’t forget to put your name in.

You can do this by simply filling in your name and email address to the right of your computer screen. It says Win African Art in 2013. Then your good to go.

See you on the other side.. Good luck for November :)


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The Swahili trading Cities of precolonial East Africa

Historian Basil Davidson reports on the Swahili cities which peppered the East coast of Africa from Somalia to Mozambique. They brought traders from further up the African Coast up to the Red Sea (1 Kings 10:26-28).
These Africans were masters of the sea, displaying nautical skills way beyond that of their European contemporaries. This enabled them to monoplise trade across the Indian Ocean, just like the Berbers controlled the Sahara trade routes.
Davidson looks at the architecture and advanced house design of these cities.

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Christmas Gift Solutions

Need inspiration for a great Christmas Gift? Find a fantastic range of unique African Arts, Crafts, Jewelry, bags and home decor. We offer FREE shipping worldwide.image

Compliment any table with this set of African animal soap stone cup coasters.
6 coasters, animals include, Zebra, Elephant, Rhino, Giraffe, Gazelle and Hippo.

Full details Here

A gorgeous recycled button necklace.
Hand crafted at Meserani, East Africa.
Delicate ebony beads have been incorporated to enhance this stylish multi colored necklace.
Full Length: 73cm, can be doubled over to make a layered necklace. More details here


Beautiful soap stone candle stick holders.
Hand crafted in East Africa.
Color: Terracotta and Black
Size: 15.5 cm Tall, Base width 6cm
The perfect gift solution.


Spruce up your life this Christmas with this unique Leopard 4PC Bed Set
2 x Pillowslip 45 x 75cm
1 x Flat Sheet 250 x 250cm
1 x Quilt Cover 200 x 230cm

Full details here


This African batik is ready to hang, looks great framed or unframed.
Hand crafted in Arusha, Tanzania.

A wonderful gift idea for your special someone.

We have many African batiks available in a variety of colors and designs


This painting represents the traditional life of a young Maasai boy.
All day long they herd their goats, sheep and cows.
The young boys walk for miles to find grass to feed the animals.
Title: Maasai Boy
Artist: Mr Pasco
Oil on Canvas full description here


A wonderful unique Christmas gift

A beautifully hand crafted African Amatite necklace.
Triple strand, mixed with purple glass beads.
Gold screw clasp. Check it out here


This is always a favorite gift idea, everyone loves these, I have given many as gifts.

African style Giraffe Salad Servers.
Perfect conversation piece. Your guest will love them.
Solid Rosewood.
Ideal for all your cold dishes. We have a variety of other salad servers, Elephant, Zebra, they can be viewed here

That’s just a few ideas to get you started, please view our website for more fun gift ideas that your loved one will treasure for ever.

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Luxury Hammocks

High quality, African style, luxury hammocks, hand-made in Tanzania.

Brightly patterned, traditional printed kitenge designs that will transform your garden or balcony into a relaxing retreat. Perfect for afternoon naps or catching up with your favorite book.


·         Personal hammock for one person

·         Two striking African style designs

·         Strong and resistant canvas base

·         Easy to put up and down

·         Portable and adjustable

·         Rolls up easily for storage and transport

Dimensions (as all of our products are handmade, dimensions may vary slightly);

·         Weight – 1.8kg

·         Width – 90cm

·         Length of Body – 2.25m

·         Length of rope – 2.5m x 2

·         Hanging space required - approx 3m upwards

·         Can support up to 100kg


NZ $ 95.00 (includes postage and packaging)


Within 4 – 6 week

LivLife is a UK charity working with disadvantaged communities in rural Tanzania to provide free and relevant education and vocational opportunities.

LivLife exists to provide these opportunities through LivLife Centres - sustainable, locally-run and locally-relevant free education centres. Through these centres we work in partnership with the local community to deliver high quality academic courses, vocational and business training, access to employment opportunities and child support and development. 

We believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from poverty and within reach of their dreams and aspirations.

By buying products with the Meserani brand you are supporting the work of LivLife and empowering people to find pathways out of poverty.

Colors and Designs Available

Grab your hammock today at

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Rose Mhando African Gospel Singer

Rose Mhando is an East African Swahili gospel artist.

Born 1976 in Dumila village, Kilosa District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania in  East Africa.

Rose, a former devout Muslim and mother of three, claims to have seen a vision of Jesus Christ while indisposed on her sick bed at the age of nine, having suffered for three years, after which she was healed and later converted to Christianity.

She started her music career as a choir teacher in Dodoma’s Saint Mary’s Choir for the Chimuli Anglican Church.

On January 31, 2005, Rose Muhando was awarded the best composer, best singer, and for the best album of the year during the Tanzania Gospel Music Award Concert, 2004.

In December 2005 she participated in a Gospel concert to help raise funds for a Daresalam children orphanage.

On Feb 2011 Rose Muhando signed multi album recording deal with Sony Music. The signing was announced at a press conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on February 9 and is the first deal of its kind for East Africa.

Some of her albums include:

1.Mteule Uwe Macho,2004


3.Jipange Sawasawa,2008

Whilst in Tanzania at Meserani Snake Park back in 2007, Rose came to the snake park to film her video’s for her album Jipange Sawa Sawa.

We all joined around to watch her sing and make her video’s. At the time my twin girls where about one year old.

Her album was launched in 2008, a friend of the Snake Park (which is my mother and father in laws place) purchased the album, he was watching and much to his surprise saw my twin girls in one of Rose’s video’s, the song is called Nibebe.

He thought to himself, “I know those girls” so he purchased a copy for us and sent it to us.

It was so funny watching them in the video, as I had no idea they had been filmed in it either.

The girls had gone for a walk in their prams with some friends of ours and wandered back up to where all the excitement was. Singing, dancing, naturally my girls wanted to check that out.

2009 The Best Tanzanian Gospel Singer Awards: Rose Mhando; The Best Singer in Tanzania, awarded Tsh 200, 000 by Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation TBC under the Umbrella of her song called ‘Nibebe’

Here’s my girls aged one staring in Rose Mhando video Nibebe. They don’t look very happy!! lol, something I will keep and show at their 21st birthday.


Tania Bale

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African religion was suppressed, often brutally, in the United States, more so than anywhere in the African Diaspora. Despite the ridicule it received from Hollywood and an ignorant media, which still uses terms like “voodoo economics,” the Hoodoo people of the South were able to sustain the faith. Today, African Religion has reemerged in the United States stronger than ever, with followers, students and writers, who are influenced by this powerful force, no longer finding it necessary to camouflage the “Saints,” from the Santeria people in Miami, to the Ghedecelebrants in Brooklyn, to the upscale women in Berkeley who dance to Yemanja….
Ishmael Reed (via hoodoo-seed)

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Mesearni Snake Park Clinic, They Save Many Lives in Tanzania

The clinic here at Meserani Snake Park treats over 15 hundred patients per month all FREE of charge. They come from far and wide.
They treat everyone from your common cold to more serious issues such as snake bite victims and serious burns. You name it they fix it.
More often than not if a patient has been sent to the local hospital regarding anything snake related, they will send the patient to the snake park clinic, it is more equipped to deal with these issues and has all the anti-venom on hand.
All the proceeds from the Maasai Cultural Museum go to fund the clinic, as well as visitors that visit the park and drink in the bar. 
At the moment there is a boy here around 15 years of age. He  was herding his cows, a buffalo charged him and caught the inside of his leg and crushed all the bones in the leg. They had to amputate his leg from the knee down. He is very lucky to be alive, they think the reason he survived, was because he had some dogs with him and they distracted the buffalo.
The snake park are in the process of getting him a prosthetic leg.
The girls and myself went to visit him the other day and took him a nice cold soda. He was ever so grateful.
While we where there the nurse showed him a video of other people around the world that have had limbs removed and how they can still lead a very active life. He was so happy after watching the video, big smiles on his face. What a brave young man.
Downstairs in the clinic is a men’s ward and a ladies ward each with it’s own en suite and Television. There is 2 exam rooms, equipped with everything you could imagine. Upstairs is a flat for volunteer doctors and nurses to stay and help in the clinic.
A lot of the medical supplies are donated from overseas which help a lot.
I’m not joking when I say they have saved many, many lives here. If your visiting the snake park at any time your more than welcome to visit the clinic. They really do a fabulous job caring for their patients. Your in good hands at the snake park!! :)
Tania Bale

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