THESE ARE KELLIE’S FAVOURITES.
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.