A product of collaboration and curation, our new TOTEM Homeware Collection is a celebration of functional art from Africa. The collection is a celebration of community, inspired by the creativity of artists and makers around us in Cape Town, as well as in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. It features the work of more than 25 designer-makers, culminating in a rich ensemble of ceramics, woodwork, lighting, candles, embroidery, and more.


Launched in October 2021 with an exhibition at Union House in Cape Town,

the TOTEM Collection is now for sale from our showroom and available for wholesale orders

– just ask us and we will happily discuss it with you!

Revitalizing the ancient craft of African basket weaving

DESIGN AFRIKA specializes in finely crafted hand-woven basketry and has over many years developed close relationships with rural weaving communities across Africa. Through the global marketing of the work of these weavers, mostly women in rural areas, we strive to help develop their economic independence while ensuring that their important traditional skills are not lost. Over 25 years, Design Afrika been a wholesale supplier to retail stores from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Santiago to Oslo.

This platform is for wholesale customers only – please register as a wholesale buyer.

Feel free to browse our collections here, and if you would like to shop our selection of baskets, cloth and collectibles, please visit our showroom or the Design Afrika Online Marketplace.