ABOUT US

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Tafika Arts is a bi-continental, family-owned-and-operated African Arts import business, with members living and operating out of the U.S., Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

 

The majority of our items come from the Victoria Falls region of Zimbabwe, where our family has worked for many decades creating and selling works of art at local markets. We work directly with artists and vendors throughout Zimbabwe, Zambia, and The Congo.

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​Known locally as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (“The Smoke Which Thunders”), The Victoria Falls borders both Zambia and Zimbabwe; these falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world and attract visitors from around the globe. Once a thriving tourist hub, artisans and vendors made their living selling handmade goods from the multitude of marketplaces that surround the Falls. Due to Zimbabwe's shifting political climate, tourism has drastically declined and business for most artisans has decreased substantially; many find themselves traveling outside the country to sell their works. ​It has long been our dream to bring these beautiful works to the U.S. market (and beyond!).

In 2022 we opened our long-awaited store front at 179 West Street in Bristol, CT

We are excited to be able to share our passion, art, and culture with our community.

 In the Nyanja language, the word 'Tafika

translates to 'We Have Arrived'

 

Tafika Arts

celebrates the arrival

of our family’s craft abroad

and the realization of our shared dream. 

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