THESE ARE KELLIE’S FAVOURITES.

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1. Bamileke Feather Head­dress

“This is our sig­na­ture piece, and was one of the first things I sourced when start­ing Sa­fari Fu­sion. I dis­cov­ered them on my trav­els in sa­fari lodges and wanted one for my own home. I love the tex­ture of the fea­tures, and the colours are so vi­brant.”

2. Swazi Ves­sel & Swazi Bas­ket

“The skill and tal­ent of Swazi­land’s women weavers is just amaz­ing! The bas­kets they cre­ate are mixed me­dia art pieces, geo­met­ric de­signs cre­ated from re­claimed waste fab­ric, dyed lutindzi grass, and sisal fi­bres.”

3. Mog­wane Walk­ing Stick

“These dec­o­ra­tive walk­ing sticks are carved for us by Petrus, a gifted wood­crafter re­sid­ing in South Africa’s ru­ral Lim­popo re­gion. I am very proud to say we were his first in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers.”

4. Ethiopian Cop­tic Cross

“I have been col­lect­ing these crosses on my Africa trav­els, and in­tro­duced them to our store a cou­ple of years ago. They are re­ally pop­u­lar at the mo­ment; as soon as a ship­ment ar­rives; they are out the door to their new homes.”

5. Tikar Ban­gle

“An­other favourite piece from my own col­lec­tion! I would buy one in a new colour on each trip. They are a great con­ver­sa­tion piece as the dough­nut shape al­ways catches the eye.” Col­lec­tions: Wo­ven & Stitched, fea­tur­ing tra­di­tional weav­ing tech­niques passed on from one gen­er­a­tion to the other. Look out for ves­sels, urns, trin­ket boxes, Tripo­liona chairs, Totem bas­kets, Mog­wane walk­ing sticks and more! • Sa­fari-es­que, in­spired by Sa­faris in Africa. You can find stools, maps, head­dress, fer­til­ity dolls, quirky an­i­mal fig­urines with glass beads, Nguni wire heads and many more. • Cape Eclec­tic, in­spired by eclec­tic styling and col­lec­tors. This col­lec­tion fea­tures hand­crafted home­ware and other crafts in­clud­ing Wired Lace plat­ters, Langazela cush­ions, cro­chet cacti and many more.

Dec­o­rat­ing tips from the founder: “Se­lect pieces that speak to you, whether it is the colour, shape, de­sign, or the tex­ture of the piece. Start small with pieces like a Tikar Ban­gle or Ethiopian Cop­tic Cross, and group them with two or four of your own pieces to cre­ate a vignette on a ta­ble or shelf. If you are look­ing for a state­ment wall piece, then start with a Bamileke Feather Head­dress. Mount it over a fire­place, over your bed, or cre­ate a group­ing with three or five head­dresses in var­i­ous sizes and colours.” Be In­spired:

Each col­lec­tion has its own look­book. Be sure to check them out on the Sa­fari Fu­sion web­site! Also look out for the “Sa­fari In­spi­ra­tions” tab where the prod­ucts sold are cat­e­gorised based on types. VISIT WWW. SAFARIFUSION. COM. AU WHAT ARE YOU WAIT­ING FOR? ADD ITEMS INTO YOUR SA­FARI TRUNK TO­DAY

“I love the look of this tra­di­tional sa­fari style, but when you travel through Africa, you ap­pre­ci­ate that Africans have a love of colour and geo­met­ric de­sign,” says Kellie. The Bamileke Feather Head­dress is one of the first few things she sourced when she first started Sa­fari Fu­sion. It is also cur­rently one of her best- sell­ers to date.

BE­LOW LEFT AND RIGHT Swazi Ves­sel. Ethiopian Cop­tic Cross.

TOP Swazi Bas­ket.

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