LOCALLY MADE, GLOBALLY LOVED
TingaTinga African Art comes from very simple beginnings. We started in a small African art gallery in Dar es Salaam, the capital city of Tanzania back in 1990. But our vision was always ambitious. We always aimed to create, grow and control a world-class African Art brand in our society and create unique African art, paintings and décor that are affordable and that look amazing!
Today TingaTinga African Art is regarded as the most well-known and ubiquitous style of African Art in Eastern Africa with customers globally! We offer free shipping globally with professional couriers and the best customer service you can imagine!
All our African art pieces for sale on our online art gallery are made with durable canvases, the highest quality oil & acyclic paints and all are shipped in recyclable packaging materials directly from our gallery in Dar es Salaam, the capital city of Tanzania. All our materials are locally sourced in Tanzania and all our artists are Tanzanian citizens, making all our products a truly proud African product! We cater to a broad range of international customers who love our products for their uniqueness and style!WATCH OUR STORY
A BLEND OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION
Every piece of African Art we produce is made from the most sustainable materials: a combination of recycled, organic and bio-based materials. We embrace deeply sustainable and traditionally zero-carbon methods of production as they are integral parts of Tanzania's cultural fabric, a custom which we feel committed to preserving. We are one of the largest African Art galleries on the continent with a focus on producing the best quality art at a reasonable price. We also offer the ability to make an offer for any of our products and will not refuse any decent offer price for any of our African paintings.
Unlike mass produced décor, we proudly hand craft everything that goes into our artworks. By supporting our artisans we help preserve Tanzania's traditions, heritage and unique craft. Thus, each purchase positively impacts the livelihood of our society. Not only do we ensure our artisans are paid fairly, we also reinvest our profits into education, health and the social improvement of the community. We are determined to leverage our skills to benefit all our African artists and to advance African Art in the global art industry and provide an equal opportunity playing field to African artisans in Tanzania.LEARN MORE
POSITIVE IMPACT + SUSTAINABILITY
Tanzania has one of the largest creative industries in Africa with home to hundreds of talented artisans having a prominent role in Tanzanian cultural life. We are committed to creating monetizable products that have positive impacts, not just to our customers and our local artists, but on the quality of life of our community. At our gallery, our African artists are our most important asset, and we are dedicated to providing the necessary patronage and support that they need to thrive and succeed. We empower our artists and their families to break the cycle of poverty by providing access to education, healthcare, greater prosperity, well-being and financial inclusion.
We have invested a significant amount of time, resources and effort in the development of this digital platform to create a sustainable means for our artists to showcase all their artworks to a global audience! Our platform is the safest, largest and most secure source of buying African art globally with an international customer base. We offer secure payment options, delivery with professional couriers, amazing customer service, a hassle-free checkout process and the option to tailor any painting to your unique specifications and happily accommodate all your special requirements and adapt to meet your needs.
EVOLUTIONARY + TRANSFORMATIVE
Since the inception of our African art gallery in Tanzania, we have been dedicated to employing the most highly marginalized and vulnerable in our communities or those thought to be unemployable. We recognize the depth of wealth of natural and cultural resources existing closer to home and it is with this ethos that we are able to make it possible to deploy local resources and human capital to create African artworks and paintings that are made ethically.
Historically, people with disabilities have not had it easy here in Tanzania, finding and keeping work owing to systemic discrimination and difficulties just getting to their work. In light of this, we positioned ourselves as an equal opportunity partner and provide timely and an above market price for all the paintings and artworks our artisans produce and ensure they are compensated fairly in line with our fair trade policy.
Thus every action we take is with the communities betterment in mind.
The ripple effect that starts with the purchase of any of our paintings becomes a powerful force for positive community transformation in Tanzania.
"The African paintings I bought from this online art gallery were magnificent. They came out beautiful and better than expected right to my doorstep. The customer service was great and I received prompt replies from all my queries. I can gladly recommend this place as a safe and secure place to buy African art when you need to."
— Jon, United States of America
"I received all the African paintings that I bought from this art gallery earlier during the week and I found them all to be everything I hoped for. I bought them for my husband who used to work as a marine biologist in Africa. The tracking information was accurate and the service was top-notch and just too perfect. I can highly recommend this platform as a reliable source of purchasing African paintings internationally."
— Mairead, United Kingdom
"I ordered two beautiful African paintings after communicating to the team I wanted to customize each piece to my specifications. The checkout process was easy. This African art gallery is the best place to buy African art on the internet and I hope to buy more pieces from this website in the future. Shipping to Seoul in Korea was free of charge and duty was nominal."
— Sara, South Korea
"The African paintings I bought from this online art gallery all arrived in excellent shape and on schedule. I look forward to buying other products from this website. One-of-a-kind unique paintings you can only find here. An overall excellent shopping experience."
— Raphaël, Mauritius
"I bought a beautiful African painting here that is now brightening up my wall here in the Netherlands. So glad I found this place. It is the best place to buy African Art on the internet. I look very much forward to visiting your studios in Tanzania someday when I come on safari."
— Astrid, Netherlands
"Beautiful African paintings with fast delivery to Melbourne in Australia. We bought a customized painting of a silver leopard for one of our daughters and we intend to hang the framed painting in her room. It will look great there. Fantastic service from the art gallery team."
— Diana, Australia
"Absolutely stunning, high-class and beautiful African paintings. High quality and beautiful, sharp and very detailed colors. Would gladly buy from you again. Thank you for your fast response to all my emails and for your kind service."
— Victoria, Sweden
"Received the African paintings I bought here and they are way better than I expected. Such great attention to detail and precise. Thank you for your amazing service. The paintings arrived right at my doorstep and I happily received them with DHL Express at a very quick pace and the duty was also very nominal."
— Florence, France
"Great customer service and friendly people. The paintings come right to your doorstep in Seoul. I had heard about Tingatinga African paintings from one of my friends and after searching on the internet, this art gallery was the best place to purchase them at the best price. Warm service and great prices."
— Kim, South Korea
"The best place on the internet to buy any painting, whether it has an African motif or not. It was delivered to my office in Nairobi. This African art gallery has a huge variety of art to choose from that no other website on the internet seems to offer. Kudos!"
— Susan, Kenya
"I ordered some African art for one of my friends here and the paintings looked amazing once they arrived and they came right to my doorstep at Taipei City in Taiwan. This is one of the best African art galleries on the internet and the diversity of art styles they have is simply amazing. "
— Hsueh, Taiwan
"Beautiful paintings! This is the best place on the internet I could find to get tailored artworks delivered right to my house in Milan. Great customer service and superior delivery service. You will not be disappointed shopping for African artworks here. Highly recommend."
— Gabriel, Italy
"My dealings with TingaTinga African Art were easy and pleasant and I couldn't have asked for a much more simpler process. I thoroughly recommend the business and the team for buying any artworks and paintings, whether they have an African based motif or not. The delivery to Perth is fast too. Very happy with my painting and the whole process. Thank you for everything. Such a gift."
— Neil, Australia
"I am very pleased with the high degree of professionalism and good service from the TingaTinga African Art team. I received two paintings from the team and am very happy with the overall service. They make me totally happy every time I look at them! It is made by marvelous artists! Tingatingaart.com is all a customer could ask for. Highly recommend."
— Alice, Denmark
"I instantly fell in love with these African paintings when I saw it and now I and my family can enjoy them every single day in a yellow frame in our kitchen. It is so full of life! My kids love it and we make up stories about the characters and have given them names. Such meticulous pieces of art from a unique gallery."
— Ann, Switzerland
"The African paintings we bought were terrific and fabulous and my family adore it. Its colors are so vibrant and just jump out at you. We were kept informed every step along the way of the delivery by the customer service department. It was overall a most excellent shopping experience."
— Julie, United States of America
"I recently discovered this website on the internet and I am so pleased with the high quality of service I have received from all my purchase here. I received the paintings duty-free and they arrived within two weeks of ordering right at my doorstep. There were no problems with the ordering process at all."
— Berthold, Germany
"This very beautiful painting I bought brings me instantly to a Tanzanian safari! I am admiring unique and peaceful animals everyday. To add, the customer service was also amazing. The very kind staff updated me regularly with the status and shipping was safe with tracking number. I ordered from Japan and received the beautiful African artworks without any stress."
— Akira, Japan
"One of the best quality African styled paintings I have in my collection came from ordering from this art gallery. The paintings arrived in great shape in a recycled poster tube sealed on both ends. I can't wait to get this framed and onto the empty Dutch walls of my small apartment in Amsterdam. Amazing service from the team."
— Reina, Netherlands
"We had visited Zanzibar and bought a painting from a local shop as a souvenir, but the painting got damaged along the way and we found this art gallery offering similar painting services and we ordered a similar painting and it arrived to our doorstep even better than the one we bought in Zanzibar. An amazing website for anyone interested in contemporary African art. Highly recommend this online art gallery for a professional service."
— Jill, United Kingdom
"I was updated regularly without prompting and never worried that I wouldn’t get the paintings I ordered here. I love the piece I ordered. It is a wonderful reminder of my trip to Africa. Outstanding quality for the price. Luckily, art is also duty-free in the States, which is an added bonus of importing it directly from Africa."
— Betsy, United States of America
"Very impressed by the beautiful painting. It also arrived very quickly. The staff was also very polite, friendly and helpful. My Mum grew up in Tanzania and has a strong cultural bond to her native country and she is going to love this piece of her heritage to remind her of her time back in her African homeland."
— Nick, Australia
"Really cute painting. I love it! Colours are excellent depicting fantastic painting of my favorite animals. I have visited Tanzania lots of times & really admired the style of the unique Tingatinga African art. I have brought quite a few paintings back from my holidays but was really pleased to find this site when I haven’t been able to visit for a while. "
— Ivan, United Kingdom
"I bought some lovely African paintings here. They were quite fun and a bit unusual. I think the paintings will be much appreciated by the recipient who is a fan of Tanzanian art, penguins & the unique style of the Tingatinga African paintings. Excellent all round service and received quicker than expected. Incredible service and I am thrilled with all the paintings I have recently purchased. Highly recommend."
— Jim, United Kingdom
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