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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A new treasure on the net

Have you ever longed for the exotic and the and clothes can be so predictable but now with the dawn of the internet we have the possibility of finding the unusual, the ecletic, the out of the ordinary.. I found it today at this wonderful gem of a site called Afrik-Boutik

The site is a great find for stylish, but yet interesting pieces- to create that one of a kind style. You will find necklaces and handbags from Africa-these are handcrafted pieces that reflect the beauty of African culture, and are really unlike typical things you will find at a regular bricks and mortar store. The boutique was started by two partners who longed to bring the beautiful yet authentic artwork of Africa to the rest of the world. And they have certainly accomplished that. Each and every piece you will find on the site are created by artisans, many of whom are friends of the founders. So many of these pieces are hard to find and you would have to take a trip to Africa to find these pieces, as many tourists do..but how many times a year can you go to Africa and how do you know where to find these pieces.??The African Dashikis are truly beautiful and look like they would be the perfect thing to keep cool in the summer.
However, being a handbag person that I am (I share my bedroom with closets full of handbags) I have my eye on one of their beautiful handcrafted leather bags.. they are all truly a work of art and will be hard to make a decision..But also don't forget to enter the contest for bloggers go to
and enter the bloggers contest for your chance to win ..are you ready..a beautiful handcrafted African mask worth $175.
( I am hoping to win it..) It is one country that, unforutnately I have not gotten to visit yet, so I don't own any art or handcrated pieces from there and look forward to shopping for now at :
And by the way if you visit tell them Maria sent you..
Ciao for now!!

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