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Fixe Painted Tea Box

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  • Store your tea in style with this custom-crafted, Senegalese tea box featuring a hand-painted portrait of an African woman. The portrait is created using a method called "fixe painting," in which the artist paints in reverse on the back side of glass. This treasured painting technique has its roots in Senegal's Muslim history and reaches back as an art form for centuries and across borders.

    The tea box has five divided sections that fit standard-sized tea bags. Besides its simple beauty, the tea box will keep your tea fresher by protecting it from light and air.

    Measures 12"L x 8"W x 3.5"T. Painting details and expressions will vary slightly due to the nature of hand-painting.

  • Located in the heart of Dakar, Senegal, Malick Mbaye creates colorful, imaginative art using recycled coffee, tomato, sardine, pop, and beer cans. Mbaye does more than make art: he and his mentor also teach many underprivileged, young men how to make a living from learning a craft. Mbaye's art is always in demand and is recognized for its unparalleled creativity and craftsmanship.

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