October 11, 2017

[In store] Bamileke feather headdress

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Just in >> more of our beautiful white standard size 72-85cm sized Juju Hats | Image © Safari Fusion
Beautiful and textured our West African Bamileke Feather Headdress is a sort after art piece. Now available in our Safari Store are more of our large (72-85cm) size White headdresses, plus new colours including Blush, Grey and Teal.

Crafted in Cameroon, these feathered hats are traditionally worn by Bamileke dancers of the Kuosi [Elephant] Society. Wearing an elaborate beaded elephant mask, leopard skin and a red feather headdress they performed ritualistic dances for the Fon [King].

To learn more about the Bamileke Feather Headdress origins, visit the Brooklyn Museum on YouTube.

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Just in >> more of our beautiful white standard size 72-85cm sized Juju Hats | Image © Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Origins of our Juju Hats via the Brooklyn Museum

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Origins of our Juju Hats via the Brooklyn Museum
{Images: 1-2 Safari Fusion, 3-4 Brooklyn Museum}

October 4, 2017

[Explore] Zeitz MOCAA

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Exterior image of Zeitz MOCAA by acclaimed Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan, Cape Town South Africa
Just opened in Cape Town's waterfront Silo District is the incredible Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). What was once two thirty-three metre high grain silos is now an architectural masterpiece.

With over one hundred galleries, spread over nine floors, permanent and temporary collections; this public not-for-profit contemporary art museum collects, preserves, researches and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa as well as hosting international exhibitions and supporting development and education.

"Jochen Zeitz was working with curator Mark Coetzee to build a world class collection of contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora with the vision to create the first major museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora on the Africa Continent. The meeting of these two visions resulted in the creation of the not-for-profit public institution since named Zeitz MOCAA."

In addition to exhibiting an extensive art collection the museum's 'Access for All’ program will ensure no one is ever turned away from visiting the museum due to the inability to afford admission.

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Spectacular views of Table Mountain from Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town South Africa | Photograph by Mark Williams

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Interior space of Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Installation at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Installation at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Interior space of Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa | Photograph by Mark Williams


Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Interior space of Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa | Photograph by Mark Williams
{Images: Zeitz MOCAA}

September 13, 2017

[Colour crush] Yellow

Safari Fusion blog >< Colour crush] Yellow | Mid century modern in a Clifton apartment Cape Town. South Africa
Shake off your house Winter blues by adding fresh, bright and sunny yellow accents to your home.

From rich mustard to crisp vibrant yellow, you only need a touch to bring your space alive. Paint your front door, plant a succulent in a yellow pot, paint a vintage cabinet, or choose soft furnishings like a leather accent chair, ottoman or cushions in this lovely bright and smiley hue.

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Transkei wooden fish and yellow pot plant on the front porch of a Cape Town home

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Vlisco wax print fabric bedroom feature wall at Hallmark House Johannesburg, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Bright and colourful architecture of Bo Kaap Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< Colour crush] Yellow | Groegous yellow leather chair as featured in the May 2017 edition of House and Leisure South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Mother and child, Kigoma Tanzania photograph by Mia Collis
{Images: 1,3,5 House and Leisure, 2 Apartment Therapy, 4 Instagram @dapperlou, 6 Instagram @mia_collis}

August 23, 2017

Goodbye winter

Safari Fusion blog >< Goodbye winter | We are closed for our annual holiday 24 August to 01 September
We are celebrating the end of Winter with a little trip to the Australian tropics...

The Safari Fusion Studio is closed from Thursday 24th August, 2017. We will re-open for visits by appointment from Monday 4th September.

Our online Safari Store is always open, feel free to place your order and we will pack and send it for you when we return. Enquiries received by email or phone will be addressed upon our return.

Thank you for your understanding!

{Image: Palm Cove}

August 18, 2017

[In store] Nguni wire head

Safari Fusion blog >< Nguni wire head | Just in >> more of our matt black galvanised wire Nguni safari trophy heads
One of my personal favourites, the Nguni Wire Head in gorgeous matt black is now available in our Safari Store.

Made for us in South Africa by a collective of artists who together create some of Africa's most beautiful wire and bead craft, each safari trophy head is lovingly shaped by hand creating a unique three-dimensional artwork.

{Image: Oblica}