Travel Blog

 Beaded Beauties
As adventurers and explorers, we believe an object without a story is meaningless – even something as small and simple as a bead. Beads and beaded objects have a profound place in African history. These small, unassuming items have become representative of wealth and status, pride and beauty....
Adventure in Design: The Award-Winning Zambezi House
Zambezi House recently made Conde Nast’s “most beautiful restaurants in the world” list, thanks to the creative and inspirational team behind the brand, Amatuli. The shell of Zambezi House was constructed with a combination of 20 and 40-foot containers. Elize van der Merwe was tas...
The Magic of Morocco
Officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco; this North African nation is full of vibrant colours, rich history, and unforgettable natural beauty. With a coastline that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, its influences belong to that of the Berber, Arabian, and European cultu...
Prints: Moments captured in time
At Amatuli, we adventure to and explore the far reaches of the world, collecting artefacts that are intriguing and unique; each containing their own story. Prints have always been one of our passions, fine art that speaks to any context. Vintage Maps Amatuli’s collection of vintage maps has ...
The Hidden Heart of Amatuli
Amatuli is known for its vast collection of original, unique and handmade products from across the lands. More than just being "king collectors", at Amatuli we think an object without a story is meaningless, which is why we do what we do. We search, we curate, and we present the beauty that can be f...
Black Panther, Amatuli Style
Traditional African culture, clothing and artefacts fuelled the thrilling Black Panther film and its sensational Afrofuturist designs. Zulu Hat, South Africa THE QUEEN In Black Panther, the quintessential Queen of Wakanda boasts a magnificent headdress inspired by an isicholo hat worn by...
What We Discovered in Turkey
Where feet are humbled by woven artwork The Allure of Turkey Turkey – once the centre of the Roman Empire – is a feast for the senses. This historic country is also home to some of the earliest advanced civilisations known to man and the legendary city of Troy is believed to have been...
Portals to the past: Indian doors
Indian doors have an otherworldly charm; they transport the soul to a place where the imagination is free to roam and conjure up scenes of a distant past. There’s something romantic about the intricacy; the splendour shrouded in history and mystery. Rajasthan It’s been said that Rajast...
Graham Springer | Emotionally Evocative Elegy Collection | New Additions
Graham Springer has added another set of stirring photographs to his ongoing, emotionally evocative ELEGY COLLECTION. Hahnemuhle 100% cotton rag paper and pigment inks are used to create the personally produced Giclee prints that are museum quality and not susceptible to fading. Rare The limited e...
Graham Springer: art, penguins, and being followed by lions
“I seek not to capture anything with a photograph,” says Graham Springer. “Not the essence. Not the spirit. For, by very definition, these things cannot be captured. The essence and spirit of the places and animals that I photograph are, however, inextricable from the images that I...
More than meets the eye
In the Zulu culture of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, a clay pot is no ordinary vessel. Traditionally made by the women in the community, the pot making is an art form passed from mother to daughter. Revealing an elegant simplicity and unique handmade patterning and decoration (tradition...
Senegalese Baskets
These very special baskets are crafted by the Wolof craftswomen of rural Senegal. They are woven from millet grass and recycled multi-coloured plastic threads, making each basket truly unique and special. Senegalese baskets are great to use as storage, or simply to showcase as a work of art...
Zim Stone Sculptures | Artefact of the month
Amatuli recently received beautiful stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. The artist is well known for his magnificent, one of a kind, face sculptures. His name is Rizimu Chiwawa, son of the famous first generation ‘Shona sculptor’ Edward Chiwawa.  In 2014 Rizimu won the highly competiti...
Christmas in July | 20% off
We always suspected our aretfacts came alive at night - now we have proof! Our mischievous meerkats are at it again, mistaking chilly weather for Christmas cheer, running amok in our store and causing chaos! We need your help! Catch one of these crazy critter and chop 20% off your bill. Things to...
So you think you can polish?
We ended off our last lifestyle post “Curate your Space” with Michel de Montaigne words; “The most ordinary things, the most common and familiar, if we see them in their true light, would turn out to be the most marvellous.” These seem like the most fitting words to introduce...
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