May is Africa Month and we want to invite Africa into our lives.

What better way to celebrate than to invite more African art and textiles into our homes?

Here are some of our favourite African items to bring into your home ahead of Africa Day (25 May).

Throws by Kobo Africa (previously Love Jacaranda)

The MyAfrica range by Kobo Africa collaborates with designers from Namibia, incorporating the Himba, Ghanaian, Zulu, Basotho, Xhosa and Venda cultures, to name but a few in their designs.

Amanda Xhosa Ithumbu

Image credit: Kobo Africa

African art by African Artwork

Get art that depicts Africa and African culture to bring into your home.

African artwork

Image credit: African artwork

African Sculptures by Kuveza Gallery

African sculptures are great to add to your home as they are rich in culture and are great conversation starters.

Image credit: Kuveza Gallery

Image credit: Kuveza Gallery

Tribal Collection Pendants by Modern Gesture

These Tribal Collection Pendants were inspired by African beaded necklaces. Using wood the lampshade represents wholeness and timelessness

Tribal Collection Pendants

Image credit: Modern Gesture

Zebra Ornament by Shabalala Designs

This zebra ornament introduces the wild animals of Africa into your home.

Shabalala designs zebra ornament

Image credit: Shabalala designs


African-style figures with bead, wire and fabric decoration by Bob Shop (formerly Bidorbuy)

This ceremonial vessel from West Africa is a great piece to display on your fireplace mantel or in your lounge.

African-style figures with bead, wire and fabric decoration

Image credit: Bob Shop


Meet Lorraine Loots – South African artist, miniaturist and creator of ‘Paintings for Ants’

Feature image: Unsplash / Eddie Pipocas