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Applique Art, Benin

Craftsman in Benin

The traditional art form of Appliqué involves stitching colourful layers of cloth to portray dramatic images of African scenes and the royal symbols from the ancient kingdom of Abomey.

The Art conveys images and symbols rather than what Europeans would understand as landscape and portrait. The powerful and colourful imagery will brighten up any wall-space and particularly fire the imagination of children. All these wall hanging cloths are made by hand by the cooperative Artisanale working within the grounds of the National Museum at Abomey.

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Medium Lion Appliqué - 406 - Applique Art, Fair trade Gifts

Medium Lion Appliqué - 406 - Applique Art, Fair trade Gifts

This colourful fierce-looking lion is hand-sewn by Aton Hontim Abel in Abomey, Benin. A delightful wall hanging suitable for nurseries, kids rooms,...
GBP - £19.95

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Large Zebra Appliqué - 410 - Applique Art, Fair trade Gifts

Large Zebra Appliqué - 410 - Applique Art, Fair trade Gifts

A huge wall-hanging hand-sewn by Aton Hontim Abel in Abomey, Benin. This wall-hanging would create an unusual bed cover or a dramatic backdrop in any...
GBP - £59.50

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Large Zebra & Giraffe Appliqué - 411 - Applique Art, Fair trade

Large Zebra & Giraffe Appliqué - 411 - Applique Art, Fair trade

A wonderfully vibrant wall-hanging, hand sewn by Aton Hontim Abel in Abomey, Benin. This wall-hanging would create an unusual bed cover or a dramatic...
GBP - £59.50

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