• THE GALLERY

    Zulu milk pails and an assortment of treasures

    Like an Aladdin’s cave, once you’ve stepped into the darkened space and adjusted your eyes, the treasures of the continent glow back from the shelves, walls, ceilings and glass cabinets with extraordinary appeal, sophistication and authentic splendor. With 25 years’ experience, research and hundreds of thousands of kilometers of traveling under their belt,

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  • AFRICAN ARTEFACTS

    Ebony Shona snuff containers

    The smell of soot, beer and sour milk.
    Remnants of the past deeply etched on the intricate patterns of  beer pots, milk pails and headrests….
    the deep patination of  wood, the simple lines …….and the history .
    We are passionate about artefacts …
    To call a piece of genuine craft a “curio” is to vulgarise one of the most dignified of human endeavours.

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  • CRAFT

    CRAFT

    Throughout our journeys we meet people making craft using locally sourced materials….We’ve collected traditional leather and ostrich eggshell bags from the bushmen of the Kalahari. In northern Botswana and Namibia, the Khwe bushmen create beautiful traditional baskets from makalani palm leaves and natural dyes .  Nearer the cities and towns, there are artists making animals out of  scrap metal,  » Read more about: CRAFT  »

     
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  • ADORNMENT

    Handmade protea heart necklaces and earrings by Annakie

    From ancient ambers, old heavy silver necklaces, crosses and status pieces to amulets, charms and costume jewellery, we offer a wide spectrum of adornment …….

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  • TRAVELS

    Desert elephant, Kaokoveld, Namibia

    We have travelled over a million km’s in 26 years collecting artefacts. From the green hills of Zululand to the fertile flood plains of Zambia, exploring and searching for treasures.

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  • KHWE BUSHMEN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

    Khwe woman elder, Northern Namibia

    There’s a vigorous musicality in the language of the Khwe Bushmen. Picture the scene …. there’s a woman weaving a basket round the fire, talking to her husband and nephew. The homestead is surrounded by a high grass fence, painstakingly maintained as and when the grasses become available. There are various utilitarian items scattered around the yard;

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  • ACCOMMODATION

    Verandah and braai area overlooking the ocean

    “THALASSA” SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION
    Juliette and Steve welcome visitors to their guest house, a home immersed in the spirit of Scarborough and the scent of the sea – a perfect place to step out of ones busy world and indulge in peace and simplicity

    Two double bedrooms and 1 bathroom and an outside shower
    Everyone loves the verandah …

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