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Arts and Crafts businesses in Zambia

Arts and crafts describes a wide variety of activities involving making things with one's own hands and is usually a hobby. The skills of making objects, such as decorations, furniture, and pottery by hand is also undertaken by professionals who make it a business. Zambia's best bargains are handicrafts: carvings and baskets made locally. When buying curios, prices are generally negotiable and how expensive an item is has more to do with the skill or the reputation of the craftsman than the value of the material. Find here artists, gallery's craft persons and arts and crafts businesses that create the most beautiful works of art and crafts in Zambia.
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African Joy Ltd
Arts, crafts and linen
Lusaka
Get a wide selection of extraordinary, exotic and unique arts and crafts from African Joy. Products available include but not limited to wall hangings, necklaces, bracelets, baskets, hats, wooden tea light holders, animal fridge magnets and key chains. You will also a variety of bed covers and throws, cushions, pillow cases, curtains, tablecloths and more. Most of these products are made from Kuba fabric, which originates from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is meticulously handcrafted into unique designs by local craftsmen. Custom orders are available and will be made to your exact specifications.
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Tansi Glass Designs
Arts and Crafts
Chongwe
With a highly skilled glass artist, Tansi Glass Designs offers a wide selection of glass fused pieces that include wind chimes, soap dishes, candle holders, serving platters, bowls and jewellery. If you would like to have something custom made, please feel free to talk to Tansi Glass. They will be more than happy to create a piece that will meet your exact design ideas.
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Zambian Art & Design Show is an anticipated annual event that provides spectators an opportunity to see and buy the very best of Zambia's quality products with massive discounts and special offers. There is also live entertainment, a full bar and a food court, as well as a kids' entertainment corner.
Team Five Gifts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Team Five Gifts and Crafts offers a variety of handmade arts and crafts which are designed and created by a team of highly skilled artists. This store strives to offer their customers unique and high quality products at the best prices. Team Five Gifts and Crafts is committed to conveniently offer an extraordinary and exotic collection of African arts and craft products.
Patches Galore
Household linen
Harare
Patches Galore offers beautifully sewn ethnic print cushions - choose from a wide assortment to match your lounge or sun room colour scheme. The company also creates picnic mats and play mats, oven gloves, neck pillows and more.
Mumwa Crafts Association
Arts and Crafts
Mongu
Gabane Pottery
Arts and Crafts
Gaberone
Weya Arts
Arts and Crafts
Harare
K's Jewellery
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Quentin Allen
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Saucy Spoon
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Serazy Collections
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Sib's Creation
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
AfriConte
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Buy yourself and your loved ones unique African décor! Their pieces are crafted to give your space an earthy feel. Not only are they decorative and pretty, they are also Zambian made with all materials sourced locally.
The Art Shop Zambia Ltd
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Shop a wide selection of fine art materials and artist accessories from The Art Shop Zambia. Products available include but are not limited to brushes, markers, marker pads, pencils, crayons, pastels, paints and canvas.
Daudi Art
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Kyomi Melts
Soy wax candles
Lusaka
Shop a wide variety of soy wax candles from Kyomi Melts. All candles have gone through a stringent testing process in order to ensure they burn evenly and have an amazing scent throw
Hip-ego
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Art Street
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Chif African Jewels
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Chif African Jewels uses cow horns for their primary material to make exquisite earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Because these horns are from different cows, they can come in various shades of milk, honey, caramel, chocolate, and lustrous charcoal.
Mukuni Park and Curios
Arts and Crafts
Livingstone
At the park, Shoppers and vendors can interact over the perfect Zambian gift in the relatively new purpose-built market shopping mall which was created in appreciation of the cultural value of the site and the people that have used it over the years. Craftsmen recommend you walk through the entire market before buying.
Afrikolor Batiks
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Over the past two years Afrikolor has extended its passion for handmade products by including ceramics in its product portfolio. Every piece of pottery is individually hand made and made entirely from Zambian clay. All stoneware and clay products are lead free and dishware and microwave safe.
Lightfoot Zambia
Arts and Crafts
Lusaka
Lightfoot Zambia is a manufacturer and supplier of a huge range of furniture and handcrafted products including picture frame sets, tables, stools, wall art, linen, lamp stands and chandeliers, as well as glazed ceramics. With a team of skilled craftsmen and artisans, this company has built a reputation for excellent craftsmanship and creative artistry.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts describes a wide variety of activities involving making things with one's own hands and is usually a hobby. The skills of making objects, such as decorations, furniture, and pottery by hand is also undertaken by professionals who make it a business. Zambia's best bargains are handicrafts: carvings and baskets made locally. When buying curios, prices are generally negotiable and how expensive an item is has more to do with the skill or the reputation of the craftsman than the value of the material. Find here artists, gallery's craft persons and arts and crafts businesses that create the most beautiful works of art and crafts in Zambia.

Arts and Crafts in Zambia

The most authentic wooden carvings are headrests or pillows, stools, decorated bowls, sticks, spoons, snuffboxes and drums. Makenge baskets are a local speciality as they are made exclusively in western Zambia. Small figure carvings are mostly made in the west of Zambia including decoratively carved food dishes, headrests, mbira lamellophones, distinctive baskets, clay pipe bowls carved in animal form, excellent pottery, and fine brass, copper, and aluminum wire intricately wound and plaited to embellish ax handles, hilts and sheaths, and snuff bottles. Companies that offer arts and crafts in Zambia include Lightfoot Zambia, Kubu Crafts, Afrikolor Batiks and Mukuni Park and Curio.

Baskets in Zambia

Zambia is among the finest basketry within Africa. The traditional Tonga basket has a square woven base and a wide round rim at the top. You can use these baskets just for decoration, or as a decorative way to store and display food, toys, magazines - just about anything. Tonga baskets fulfill both a functional and decorative purpose, often being used as a stunning wall hanging idea, as a tray, as well as a table or shelf accessory.

It takes about two weeks to complete a basket about 35 cm in diameter. The baskets are made from the ilala palm (mapokwe in tonga), which, although growing freely, is also planted by Tonga women for the purpose of making baskets. Traditionally, the baskets were, and still are in some parts of the country used for carrying maize and sorghum from the fields.

There are baskets that are normally decorated with symbolic designs using traditional dyes made from different coloured soils, roots, barks and leaves. The Lozi and Mbunda people in the Western Province are skilled in this craft.

Jewelry in Zambia

Jewelry is a popular art form and is used to indicate rank, affiliation with a group, or purely for aesthetics.

Zambia offers beautifully crafted jewelry which is made by Zambians from such diverse materials such as Tiger's eye stone, haematite, sisal, coconut shell, beads and ebony wood. These materials are used by Zambian artisans to make jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

Masks in Zambia

Masks are representatives of the ancient African history and culture. The Zambian people show great honor to their ancestors and they design their masks with elaborate hair and jewelry to pay respect to their ancestors which they believe will please them and also bring them blessings. Masks have been greatly admired in African culture and are one of the best crafts of the African people.

In Zambia the Mbunda, the Luvale, and the Chokwe make masks; those of the former are made of wood, and those of the latter two are made of painted coarse bark cloth on a wicker frame. Each type is worn with a netted string costume or a fibre skirt. As with the Makonde, the masks may be worn at makishi dances (held at the new moon), in initiation ceremonies, or for public entertainments.

Materials in Zambia

Zambian art takes many forms and is made from many different materials. Materials used in crafting Zambian curios include hard wood, semi-precious stones, gold, ornamental malachite, copper, fibre, animal skin, paints and reed mats. The materials used usually depend on the area of the country where the artisans live. These materials are carefully used and worked on by Zambian artisans to come up with beautiful and neat arts and crafts.