We work with a network of hundreds of artisan partners in 15 African nations to bring you handcrafted baskets, home decor, and unique gifts. Founded in 1995 and a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Mudcloth, Throws, & Pillows
African Wall Decor
Ceramics and Soapstone
Garden Decor & Plant Stands
One of a Kind Decor
Flip Flop Animals
Recycled SculpturesSHOP RECYCLED SCULPTURES
Wood Carving & Gourds
Oil Drum Sculptures
Shona StoneSHOP SHONA STONE
Wooden Bowls & Trays
Table Runners & Kitchen Textiles
Tribal Textiles Home Decor
Adding authentic, modern handmade pieces into your African home decorating scheme will really enhance your home, and Swahili African Modern is a shopper's paradise for these kinds of goods. These items are another perfect way for you to bring the beauty, tradition and culture of Africa into your home.
As a fair trade business, it's our goal to form respectful, long-term partnerships with artisans. They can count on us for pay that is reliable, fair, and prompt (including deposits up front). Your orders are an indispensable part of this cycle, making it possible for us to order time and time again from these artisans.
Whether your green space is a tiny balcony or an immense garden, our African garden art collection will bring unexpected, handcrafted accents to complement your plants.
From elegant lost wax bronze figures, to unique stone sculpture, to hand-carved wall decor, this collection contains one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces, handcrafted by artisans in Africa.
These are actual photos and reviews from some of our happy customers.
My ostrich is the hit of the neighborhood. Ever since I put her as the centerpiece of my new landscaping project, I have gotten rave reviews from the neighbors!
A beautiful product that reflects the high quality and exquisite talents of the artisans who produced it. Customer service was also prompt and efficient at addressing my questions. I will buy again from this company!!
She’s absolutely beautiful, and fits right in with my other lovely Burkina Faso ladies! Thank you for such a pleasant experience! Customer service was excellent!
These pillows are very well made and look beautiful in person. Colors are vibrant and material is durable. Would definitely recommend.
Beautiful accent table!
Sturdy, stylish, and the perfect accompaniment to my new chair. Fast shipping too!
Kenyan artisans creatively transform discarded flip flops into vibrant, earth-friendly handmade art!
Mixing traditional African art with contemporary designs, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings, these gorgeous cushion covers and wall hangings are hand-painted by Zambian men and women in a rich palette of colors.