Art Collection

 

There are a few things you should know about us: We’re passionate and we’re stubborn. We are in the business of heritage, and we are passionate about that. And contrary to popular attitudes, we stubbornly believe that culture and business are compatible and with that in mind, we’re building businesses based on heritage as a neat way of preserving, repositioning, and sharing a culture. 

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There are a few things you should know about us: We’re passionate and we’re stubborn. We are in the business of heritage, and we are passionate about that. And contrary to popular attitudes, we stubbornly believe that culture and business are compatible and with that in mind, we’re building businesses based on heritage as a neat way of preserving, repositioning, and sharing a culture. Preservation - because diversity remains one of humanity's greatest assets. Repositioning - because it’s time that African heritage took its place on the global stage, alongside revered Western and Eastern cultures. Sharing - because any time is a good time to share and build bridges of understanding.history. 

Preservation - because diversity remains one of humanity's greatest assets.

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SIWWAA, a contemporary reinterpretation of the word Siwa - An ornately carved side blown wind instrument that originates from the UNESCO world heritage site, Lamu, Kenya. The Siwa is just one example of the stellar craftsmanship from the island. Used to signal important events, the instrument is a perfect representation of how we see ourselves. We’re here to tell the world the story of Africa’s cultural heritage.
Lamu town - the oldest, continuously inhabited Swahili settlement in Eastern Africa. An enchanting place with a magic that shrouds visitors in history and stunning craftsmanship whilst remaining unquestionably appealing to the discerning modern traveller seeking something different to fulfill their desire to be impressed.  A melting pot and home to different people over the centuries - the Portuguese, Indians, Arabs, and of course, the native Swahilis. This fact alone makes Lamu our spiritual home