July 18, 2018

African colour

Safari Fusion blog | African colour | Image by @trevor_stuurman

Safari Fusion blog | African colour | Woman with Muciro Face Mask, Ibo Island Mozambique

Safari Fusion blog | African colour | Colourful shukas of the Samburu, Kenya

Safari Fusion blog | African colour | Afar tribal girl, Ethiopia
{Images: 1 Trevor Stuurman, 2,4 Eric Lafforgue, 3 The Safari Collection}

July 11, 2018

Map it

Safari Fusion blog | Map it | Vintage Africa Map (political) by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au
As a traveller I love a good old fashioned paper style map, and there is nothing better then finding a vintage map of your favourite corner of the world. They are a lovely reminder of past travels or as inspiration of where you dream to visit one day; either way they make great wall art that has personal meaning.

We are pleased to say that our Vintage Africa Maps, the reproduced 1950s Gill's Simplified Wall Map series, are making a comeback to our Safari Store next week. Printed on fine art matt paper, they will be larger and unframed so we can easily roll and ship to anywhere in the world.

In the meantime, here are some of our favourite images of Vintage Africa Maps that we have found on Pinterest.

Safari Fusion blog | Map it | Vintage Africa Map industrial style in a Rotterdam home via VTWonen magazine


Safari Fusion blog | Map it | Vintage Africa Maps island style in Mozambique via &beyond Vamizi Island

Safari Fusion blog | Map it | Vintage Africa Map via nicolefranzen.blogspot.com

Safari Fusion blog | Map it | Vintage Africa Map in a funky Dutch home via decor8

Safari Fusion blog | Map it | Vintage Africa Map (political) in an eclectic Cape Town home via Apartment Therapy
{Images: 1 Safari Fusion, 2 VTWonen, 3 &beyond, 4 nicolefranzen.blogspot.com, 5 decor8, 6 Apartment Therapy}

June 20, 2018

20% off until 30 June

Safari Fusion blog >< 20% off our African craft / art until 30 June 2018
To celebrate the launch of our brand sparkly new online Safari Store we are offering 20% off all our African craft / art until 30 June 2018.

Enter Code: NewSafariStore

Happy shopping!

June 15, 2018

Say hello to our new website!

Safari Fusion blog >< Say hello to our new website! | Safari Fusion African craft / art
Introducing our new and improved Safari Fusion online Safari Store!

Beautiful large imagery to inspire you, easier navigation, more payment options including Lay-by; plus we now offer a flat rate delivery fee of $10 for Victorian addresses and $15 for all other Australian states or complimentary delivery when you spend $150 or more*. For our international friends, display our Australian Dollar pricing in your local currency with our currency selector in the top left-hand corner.

To celebrate we are offering 20% off all our African craft / art until 30 June 2018.
Enter Code: NewSafariStore
Happy shopping!

*Australian orders, excludes framed wall art, ottomans, trade and wholesale

May 23, 2018

Basotho blankets

Safari Fusion blog >< Basotho blankets | The cultural identity of the landlocked African mountain kingdom of Lesotho

With winter just a week away officially (unofficially, the woollens are already making an appearance!) the thought of rugging up reminded me of these beautiful African blankets.

Basotho blankets are synonomous with the landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Quirky in design and colourful to boot, these unique blankets have a rich history dating back to 1860 when the founder of the kingdom, King Moshoeshoe I was presented a woollen blanket as a gift. So taken with the blanket, the King abandoned wearing his traditional leopard skin kaross in favour of the blanket. The Basotho people soon followed suit, and to this day the blanket is an integral part of daily Lesotho mountain life.

Basotho blanket designs are symbolic, motifs include heart, aloe, corncob [fertility and wealth], crest, crown, shield and hat. Whilst an overlaying pin-stripe, originally a weaving fault, directs how the blanket is worn, vertically symbolising growth.

It is also an essential feature of all important life events, from childbirth and marriage to initiation and the coronation of Kings.

Safari Fusion blog >< Basotho blankets | The cultural identity of the landlocked African mountain kingdom of Lesotho

Safari Fusion blog >< Basotho blankets | The cultural identity of the landlocked African mountain kingdom of Lesotho

Safari Fusion blog >< Basotho blankets | The cultural identity of the landlocked African mountain kingdom of Lesotho

Safari Fusion blog >< Basotho blankets | The cultural identity of the landlocked African mountain kingdom of Lesotho
{Images: 1 Instagram @darolhowes, 2,5 Aranda, 3-4 The Other}