est. 1995

Supporting the people of Africa

African curio wholesaler & showroom

Here you will find an exciting array of African curios and artifact that have been handcrafted by artisans from throughout Africa. Our extensive collection of products highlight Africa’s indigenous artistic talent in design and craftsmanship and draws upon the wealth of traditional motifs and symbolism, as well as the extraordinary color and beauty of the continent.

PLEASE NOTE

Please note that this is a wholesaler catalogue only. Should you require the name of a retailer near you, please contact us. Should you require prices, please send us an email supplying your business details and someone from our offices will be in contact with you.

THE STORY OF WATAMU

Started in 1995, we travelled through southern and east Africa setting up groups of local craft people whose livelihood depended on carving and crafting with wood, sisal, palm etc. 'Through doing this we have established groups making , by hand, 80% of our range of products. These groups have become a very important part of our business and have greatly benefited themselves in creating jobs and wealth. Our areas of concentration are Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

We have recently started to work with people closer to home in South Africa and have small groups of ladies doing beadwork.

We will continue to create more groups of this kind to produce new innovative products in good quantities for our increasing demand for quality products at competitive prices.

We have offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town which enable us to ship orders from both centres worldwide.

Enjoy the talent of the African people.

Bryan

CONTACT US


Manhattan Centre, 60-62 Hopkins street, Salt River, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


(+27)21 447 2840


(+27)86 623 4652


Quintal Building, c/o South Park Lane & 7th Street, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


(+27)11 401 0114