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African Art & Paintings For Sale

Experience the Beauty Handcrafted by African Artists

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Powered by Tinga Tinga African Artists Since 1968


In 1968, we established a small studio in Dar es Salaam, the capital city of Tanzania, marking the beginning of our journey in the Tinga Tinga African art industry. Initially, our studio catered primarily to foreign tourists who visited us. However, our aspirations were more extensive—we aimed to create a globally recognized African art brand and introduce our exceptional, unique paintings to audiences around the world. Presently, our signature style has gained widespread acclaim as the most popular and sought-after across the continent, boasting a loyal customer base that extends globally.

Every Tinga Tinga African art piece and painting available for purchase on our website is meticulously handcrafted by our skilled local artists, utilizing only the finest materials, including premium-quality oil and acrylic paints, as well as durable canvases. Our commitment to sustainability is a point of pride, reflected in our use of eco-friendly packaging materials for all orders, which are shipped directly from our gallery. We conscientiously source materials locally and engage indigenous artists in the creation of pieces that authentically capture the essence of African art.

At our core, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience. With this in mind, we strive to offer a diverse range of art pieces that cater to various tastes and preferences. Our overarching goal is to promote and preserve Africa's rich cultural heritage through our art, and we are eager to share this passion with art enthusiasts across the globe.

Ethical approach to making a difference


Africa stands as a hub of boundless creativity in the realm of visual arts, where countless indigenous artists contribute significantly to the continent's cultural fabric. As the foremost online gallery specializing in Tinga Tinga African art, our commitment extends beyond offering monetizable products. We strive to bring forth positive transformation within our community by enhancing the lives of our customers, their families, and society at large.

At the heart of our organization lie the local artists who drive our success. We are fully devoted to supporting and empowering them to flourish within their homeland. Through various initiatives, we dismantle barriers, create employment opportunities, facilitate access to education, healthcare, and financial inclusion, all leading to greater prosperity and well-being for these gifted individuals and their families.

Our impact reverberates throughout the community, as we tirelessly reimagine the artistic talents present and channel them into crafting exceptional African paintings that captivate audiences worldwide while enriching the lives of our community members. Our overarching vision is to showcase the abundant richness of African culture through art, simultaneously uplifting and empowering the talented individuals within our community.

We remain resolute in our mission to drive positive change and create a sustainable ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders involved. By merging the appreciation of African art with a genuine commitment to fostering growth and well-being, we aim to forge a brighter future, where creativity thrives and uplifts lives in harmony.

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Transforming communities in Africa!


In our Tinga Tinga African art studio, we are deeply committed to empowering our marginalized and vulnerable community members, including those who face challenges in finding employment. Our focus is on harnessing the abundant natural and cultural resources of our local area and channeling the immense potential of our talented artisans to create exceptional handmade products. These unique creations not only garner global admiration but also ensure that our artisans receive fair compensation and gain access to meaningful economic opportunities.

Our core mission revolves around fostering financial inclusivity and productivity among our artisans. We employ innovative approaches that have a transformative impact on their lives. By eliminating unnecessary intermediaries throughout our value chain, we maximize profits, boost foreign exchange earnings, and generate high-quality employment opportunities within our community.

Our ultimate goal is to bring contemporary and modern African art to a global audience. We aim to overcome geographical, financial, and psychological barriers that may hinder the appreciation and accessibility of these artistic treasures. Through our efforts, we strive to create a platform where diverse cultures can connect and engage with the rich heritage and creativity of African art.

At our African art studio, we believe in the power of art to uplift communities, promote economic growth, and celebrate the talent and diversity of our artisans. Join us in our journey as we contribute to a more inclusive, connected, and vibrant world through the universal language of art.

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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in