Located on the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa is a multi-ethnic nation that boasts abundant natural resources, rich traditional cultures and highly developed modern commerce centers. In order to capture the country’s lively spirit, west elm commissioned talented weavers, sculptors, carvers and beaders to create works of art inspired by the landscape, wildlife and cultural artifacts.
Brimming with optimism and confidence, these energetic pieces enliven any décor. If you’re hoping to incorporate a spirit of joyful experimentation grounded in traditional techniques and timeless motifs, you’ll find it in the South Africa Collection.
Take the beautiful Masai wedding collars that have been hand-selected for their color and fine beading, for example. Mounted for display, these bright beaded circles would enhance a mantel or tablescape. As would handcrafted black and white beaded wire sculpture birds that glitter like flocks of storks, cranes and ibis flying in the African sun.