Dans le temps ils étaient redoutés pour leur puissance et leur organisation parfaitement structurée. Aujourd’hui réputés pour leur culture, qui est toujours vivace, et pour la richesse de leur patrimoine artistique, les Tshokwe inventent une manière de s’intégrer au monde moderne tout en restant attachés à leurs racines traditionnelles. Angelo Turconi a photographié les cérémonies
Kuba fabrics or raffia cloths are made by the Kuba who live in the difficult to access eastern part of Congo. They are traditional wrap skirts that are traditionally worn by men, women and children for special occasions such as ceremonies and ritual dances.Making Kuba cloth is very time consuming. The Kuba men first collect
Give an original piece of jewellery from the Angel’s Center as a gift and make the world a better place to live in at the same time. These handmade papier-mâché necklaces and earrings complement your outfit straightaway with a playful, colourful touch. What’s more, your purchase will help support the Angel’s Center in Uganda: a resource for mothers of children with special needs.
If you’re looking for an original gift with a story attached, then don’t miss out on our latest Namji dolls. These wooden dolls, covered in multi-coloured beads and little cowrie shells, are not only lovely to look at, but also have a cultural significance.
A gin with the taste of Africa. That was the idea dreamed up by the Belgians Alexis Lebedoff, his sister Sophie and Batiste Ryckaert. After a trip through the Virunga Park in Central Africa, they worked out their plan to start up ‘Wilderness Spirits’. Through their new business they are producing a gin with African sources of inspiration, and it is also contributing towards conservation of the region’s endangered mountain gorillas.
The exhibition catalogue Unrivalled Art. Spellbinding Artefacts at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, an RMCA and BAI Publishers publication, was nominated in June for the FILAF Award 2019. An independent academic jury chose the best books published in 2018 from a selection of 500 art books. Unrivalled Art finished among the three finalists in this competition.