Craft Shops and Galleries in Uganda
Tulifanya Art Gallery
28 Hannington Road 926,Kampala Kampala
39 Luthuli Avenue Kampala Kampala
Jinja Road 2kms after Spear Motors Kampala Kampala
The Acacia Tree
Metropole Hotel Unit 4 2903,Kampala Kampala
041-4341212, 075-2530278, 071-2530278
Makerere University Art Gallery
041-4531423, 077-2672218, 075-2598792
A & K 97
BAT Valley Crested Towers Block A Kampala Kampala
23 Cooper Road Kisementi – Kololo Kampala Kampala
Uma Show Ground Lugogo Nsimbe Building 1st Floor 25337,Kampala Kampala
041-4285689, 041-4357455, 071-2455555
Ujuzi Art Studios Ltd.
1515 Kampala Road Bukoto Kampala Kampala
041-4532252, 077-2542255, 078-2372542
4 Victoria Avenue Nakasero Nommo Gallery 6643,Kampala Kampala
Aidchild’s Equation Cafe & Gallery
Masaka Road At the Equator Masaka Masaka
55A Upper Kololo Terrace Kololo Kampala Kampala
Kwetu AfrikaOff Entebbe Road Lubowa Kampala Kampala
Classic African Art
Serena Conference Centre, Shop 258 Kampala Kampala
Nyanzi Art Studio
National Theatre Craft Village, Shop No. 30 Kampala Kampala
Uganda Crafts 2000 Ltd.32 – 36 Bombo Road Kampala Kampala
Ggaba Road Bbunga 26666,Kampala Kampala
29B Lumumba Avenue Kampala Kampala
077-2842601, 077-4174557, 078-20461
If you are asked to describe African Crafts, you’ll probably not have enough time to exhaust the range of items that fall under this category. They include many things from sculptures to hand printed fabrics! As everyone knows, there are the arts-pieces of African paintings and the crafts made from anything like plastics, paper, stone and everything you can think of!
For most people visiting Africa for their first time or another time, there will always stop at any shop selling art and crafts to get souvenirs for their trip or buy something unique for their loved one back at home. For every country you visit in Africa, there are particular items sold as African art and craft piece that often portray their unique cultures, people and lifestyle.
What are the raw materials used while making African Jewellery?
African Jewellery and beadwork
This is the most significant part of African crafts sold in every shop. African jewellery is often hand made with materials such as paper, glass, soapstone, bronze, gold, copper, thread, straws, wood and so much more. Many of these materials are carefully transformed by artistic hands into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bungles, rings and anything. You can even have an order made in your design.
Uganda Clothes and Wear
Africans have always been creative in their attire and cultural garments. Some fabrics are transformed with an Africa touch of batik dying, hand prints, screen printing and other designs to show creativity and portray African lifestyles. Printings on fabric are normally made with wax and dyes into vibrant shades depending on the customer’s preferences. Many of the African clothes are 100% cotton. Some of the popular fabrics are Masai shuka, kanga from Tanzania, Kitenge from DR Congo and the backcloth from Uganda. The designs are very colorful that you must buy a piece. You can also get these fabrics on bags, purses and other items
Uganda Art paintings and Wooden Pieces
Art pieces and paintings are made on wood using colors and iron pieces to cut designs in wooden pieces. Many pieces of wood are made into sculptures, masks and game boards for house décor and exhibitions. Some wooden pieces are inspired by Africa lifestyles and cultures besides the creativity of artisans.
Pottery in Uganda
Some of the cherished pieces of African crafts are the different items made from clay. Some of these include flower pots, tiles, cups, saucepans, dishes, basins and so much more. To make a good piece to sale from clay, many artisans finish off their paintings with artistic designs and paintings. There are often used for interior décor and gardening!
You want to get an idea of what African crafts look like, you may search for African crafts online and get a set of pictures to show the different items made from every part of Africa or still contact any travel agent for a catalog of the best pieces made by African hands! Watch out for creative designs and contemporary art while doing your shopping for African art & crafts.