|We will be out of the office until June 1st. You can still place orders online, but we will not ship until June 2nd.
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OUR STORE IS LOCATED AT:
7233 E. 1ST AVE.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251.
You can find us east of Scottsdale Road on 1st Ave, right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.
Ship any number of items to any state in the continental USA and shipping is only $9.99!!!! Ship one item or ten items = ONLY $9.99!!
(Limited time offer. Shipping via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground. This offer does not apply to wholesale orders or international orders.) We ship most orders within 4 business days (after June 2, 2013).
Have you been seeking a quality company offering African home decor and African crafts without any luck? Welcome to Africa by Design, the premier online store specializing in authentic African arts and crafts. We have a variety of exquisite wood carvings and African gifts, as well as an assortment of authentic African tribal masks and handwoven baskets. Find handcrafted African spears and African shields among our collection of ceremonial weapons. We invite you to view our selection of collectible handmade dolls and Masai ceremonial bead jewelry, not to mention unique artistic stone carvings.
Jambo! Karibu! Welcome to our gallery of fine art and crafts, personally chosen from select African artists. We specialize in Africa art and crafts with our exquisite teak and ebony wood carvings, an assortment of unique sculptures and other African art. We carry soapstone carvings as well as authentic African tribal masks. We have African spears, shields, knives and other weapons. We have a large selection of finely crafted Maasai bead jewelry and other African hand craft such as malakite carvings, delicate dolls, beautiful baskets and more. Our antique helmet masks, wooden figures, stools, drums and containers come from villages all over the Congo and West Africa. We have a wide range of authentic African gifts and invite you to explore our rich selection from musical instruments through beautiful ethnic jewelry and beyond.
We have lived and traveled in Africa for over 30 years, making and enjoying friends from many tribes and countries, and collecting wonderful antiques, masks, art objects and craft items. Now we invite you to enjoy a taste of Africa decor in your own home.
We strongly believe in giving fair trade value to the African artists and craft people. We buy direct from the craft people, knowing that the welfare of entire families is dependent on these sales. Africa By Design is involved in providing scholarships that allow African children to get a quality education. We spend our summer months in Africa, doing various aid projects in the villages. We have supplied wheelchairs to crippled youth and adults and dug wells and water retention systems in villages.
You can be assured that the basket or bowl or carving that you buy from us will produce ripple effects of benefits to many people in poverty-stricken areas in central Africa.
We continue to get new items, so be sure and bookmark this page and return often to check out our new treasures.
We welcome clients from all over the world and recommend Paypal as the easiest currency converter. Note: we charge shipping costs separately, which we calculate based on USPS Priority International shipping prices to your destination.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
or by mail:
Africa By Design
PO Box 31362
Mesa, AZ 85275-1362
Phone: (480) 649-5173
Come visit us at our retail store located in Old Town Scottsdale, near 1st Avenue and Scottsdale Road. We are open Monday-Saturday, 10:30am to 6:00pm.
Africa By Design
7233 E. 1st Avenue
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 (480) 941-8758
We specialize in items from the Makonde, Akamba, Kisii, Masai (also spelled Maasai ), Duruma, Digo, Samburu, Congo, Luba, Hembe, Turkana, Pokot, Yoruba, Baule, Bakuta, Tchokwe, Lega, Zande, Nubian, Nyakore, Ndengese, Kuba and the Lulua tribes as well as others. Our artisians are from Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Angola.