Africa and Beyond

Africa and Beyond Our gallery was in La Jolla since 1989, Africa and Beyond offers the finest collection of traditional and contemporary African Art. We have now moved from bricks to clicks - www.africaandbeyond.com.
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We are also available by appointment #1-858-454-9983. "AFRICA AND BEYOND IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING GALLERIES SPECIALIZING IN TRADITIONAL AFRICAN ART" - KPBS Broadcast August 2012. Africa and Beyond has been voted best art gallery in San Diego by readers of San Diego magazine. We offer everything from contemporary crafts purchased from fair trade co-operatives, to the most superb and rare ceremonial objects.

Operating as usual

02/02/2021
12/08/2020
11/13/2020
After more than 30 years of being in the same location in La Jolla, Julie and I have made the difficult decision to clos...
06/02/2020
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After more than 30 years of being in the same location in La Jolla, Julie and I have made the difficult decision to close the gallery.
This physical space does not define Africa and Beyond.
We have moved online www.africaandbeyond.com, and are also available by appointment - same phone # 858-454-9983.
We will be adding pieces to our website on a regular basis, so please bookmark our site. We look forward to meeting up with you again, and would love to hear from you!
We will be sending out a formal announcement soon.....
Stay safe!

Shop with us for ethnic home decor, traditional African art, museum quality artifacts, unique jewelry from around the world, and contemporary fair trade crafts.

This week only! Check out our new website, and receive 20% off your purchases.....www.africaandbeyond.com
07/14/2019

This week only! Check out our new website, and receive 20% off your purchases.....
www.africaandbeyond.com

Hand woven bracelet with wild animal pattern
05/14/2019

Hand woven bracelet with wild animal pattern

Hand woven bracelet with wild animal pattern
05/14/2019

Hand woven bracelet with wild animal pattern

Hand woven bracelet
05/14/2019

Hand woven bracelet

Hand woven earrings
05/14/2019

Hand woven earrings

Hand woven earrings
05/14/2019

Hand woven earrings

Hand woven earrings
05/14/2019

Hand woven earrings

Hand woven necklace
05/14/2019

Hand woven necklace

Hand woven necklace
05/14/2019

Hand woven necklace

Silk and hand woven necklace
05/14/2019

Silk and hand woven necklace

This is an excerpt from the reply we received to our donation: Your generosity strengthens our capacity to change more l...
12/15/2018
General Donations

This is an excerpt from the reply we received to our donation: Your generosity strengthens our capacity to change more lives, book by book! Thank you so much for donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the African Twilight book signing at Africa and Beyond with Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. What a generous way for an art gallery to spread the holiday spirit of sharing and caring.

You can help ALP create libraries and change lives by making a tax-deductible donation. It costs us: $25 for 3 training manuals for new librarians learning how to set up and run a simple library $100 for a set of 20 HIV/AIDS child...

Coming soon.... pre order your copy today, and we will have it signed/personalized by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.
10/15/2018

Coming soon.... pre order your copy today, and we will have it signed/personalized by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.

Saturday November 3rd - meet these amazing photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher in our gallery - pre order the...
10/05/2018

Saturday November 3rd - meet these amazing photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher in our gallery - pre order the incredible 2 volume book now, and have it personalized/ signed by them -

"A Kara man indicates that he has performed a feat of bravery such as killing an enemy or dangerous animal by sculpting a headpiece directly onto his hair with gray clay and red ocher, and finishing it with ostrich feathers."

We are delighted to share we will be at Africa and Beyond on Saturday November 3rd to sign copies of our new book. See you in La Jolla California.
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/African-Twilight-Book.html

This image is from our forthcoming book "African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent" our book will be out this Autumn with Rizzoli New York
Link to pre order USA via Africa and Beyond
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/African_Twilight-by_Carol_Beckwith_and_Angela_Fisher.html
UK/WORLD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/African-Twilight-Vanishing-Ceremonies-Continent/dp/0847860175/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537789467&sr=8-1&keywords=african+twilight

#AfricanCeremonies #Ethiopia #OmoValley #AfricanTwilight

An image from the book we will be hosting the US launch for in our gallery Saturday November 3rd.
10/01/2018

An image from the book we will be hosting the US launch for in our gallery Saturday November 3rd.

"When a Mursi woman is old enough to be married, she has a plate inserted into her lower lip, the size of which indicates the number of cattle required by her parents for her hand in marriage. Women who come from villages exposed to tourism often wear elaborate adornment, even attaching their p***c aprons, cattle amulets and wild berries to their heads to attract tourists’ cameras and supplement their income." MURSI, Ethiopia.

This image is from our forthcoming book "African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent" our book will be out this Autumn with Rizzoli New York
Link to pre order USA via Africa and Beyond http://www.africaandbeyond.com/African_Twilight-by_Carol_Beckwith_and_Angela_Fisher.html

UK/WORLD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/African-Twilight-Vanishing-Ceremonies-Continent/dp/0847860175/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537789467&sr=8-1&keywords=african+twilight

#AfricanCeremonies #Ethiopia #Mursi #AfricanTwilight

Excited to be hosting Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher again for the launch of their final book - a 2- volume 864 page l...
09/27/2018

Excited to be hosting Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher again for the launch of their final book - a 2- volume 864 page look into rites of passage from birth through death with different cultures in Africa.

05/17/2018
The unusual forms and sizes of ethnographic currencies are both fascinating and surprising! They range in size from the ...
05/11/2018

The unusual forms and sizes of ethnographic currencies are both fascinating and surprising! They range in size from the smallest personal adornments such as beads, shells and jewelry, to massive iron forms weighing as much as 100 pounds. These "primitive" monies were both aesthetic and functional as they were creative symbols of wealth and power and functionally used a means of exchange. In terms of exchange, these currencies were used to purchase everyday items such as food, cloth, tools and used to purchase major life transactions - the obtaining of land, livestock and brides.

http://www.africaandbeyond.com/Utilitarian-artifacts-african-currency.html

The unusual forms and sizes of ethnographic currencies are both fascinating and surprising! They range in size from the smallest personal adornments such as beads, shells and jewelry, to massive iron forms weighing as much as 100 pounds. These "primitive" monies were both aesthetic and functional as they were creative symbols of wealth and power and functionally used a means of exchange. In terms of exchange, these currencies were used to purchase everyday items such as food, cloth, tools and used to purchase major life transactions - the obtaining of land, livestock and brides.

http://www.africaandbeyond.com/Utilitarian-artifacts-african-currency.html

At Africa and Beyond, we represent many of the top Shona stone sculptors in Zimbabwe, as well as some of the younger up-...
05/03/2018

At Africa and Beyond, we represent many of the top Shona stone sculptors in Zimbabwe, as well as some of the younger up-and-coming artists who are now producing amazing, contemporary sculptures themselves. Biographies and additional information will be provided with purchase. Additional photos available upon request.
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/shona.html

At Africa and Beyond, we represent many of the top Shona stone sculptors in Zimbabwe, as well as some of the younger up-and-coming artists who are now producing amazing, contemporary sculptures themselves. Biographies and additional information will be provided with purchase. Additional photos available upon request.
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/shona.html

We have a variety of traditional African weapons including spears, shields, clubs, swords and knives. Most of which were...
04/19/2018

We have a variety of traditional African weapons including spears, shields, clubs, swords and knives. Most of which were collected and worked on by the master blacksmith, James Schmidt.
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/african-weapons.html
James Schmidt Collection: http://www.africaandbeyond.com/Jim-Schmidt-Collection.html

We have a variety of traditional African weapons including spears, shields, clubs, swords and knives. Most of which were collected and worked on by the master blacksmith, James Schmidt.
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/african-weapons.html
James Schmidt Collection: http://www.africaandbeyond.com/Jim-Schmidt-Collection.html

Throughout Africa, objects used for utilitarian purposes were also created with beauty and a spiritual element. In today...
04/19/2018

Throughout Africa, objects used for utilitarian purposes were also created with beauty and a spiritual element. In today's modern world we value these items for their aesthetic charm as well as for their historical references.
Please visit our website for more!
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/utilitarian-artifacts.html

Throughout Africa, objects used for utilitarian purposes were also created with beauty and a spiritual element. In today's modern world we value these items for their aesthetic charm as well as for their historical references.
Please visit our website for more!
http://www.africaandbeyond.com/utilitarian-artifacts.html

Here you will find a special collection of baskets from sub-Saharan Africa, perfect for any collectors.
04/18/2018

Here you will find a special collection of baskets from sub-Saharan Africa, perfect for any collectors.

Here you will find a special collection of baskets from sub-Saharan Africa, perfect for any collectors.

02/16/2018

#BlackPanther, the latest Marvel Comics movie has just been released. We are excited to see it, as the props department bought many artifacts from us to include in the movie. Look for a magnificent old Ethiopian circular shield and mortar, old lidded clay vessel from the Sudan, Zulu milk pail and beer pot, Ugandan milk vessel, Mossi flute, Maasai gourd, Shona diviner's mortar and pestle, numerous bronze and wooden vessels, Tuareg leather bags, San (Bushman) bag, amongst others.

Soapstone sculptures designed and hand-carved by Kenyan artisans make for the perfect gift this Valentine's Day!Shop at ...
02/09/2018

Soapstone sculptures designed and hand-carved by Kenyan artisans make for the perfect gift this Valentine's Day!

Shop at AfricaandBeyond.com for more sculptures, artifacts, jewelry and other special gifts from the heART!

GO WILD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON...With holiday gifts that are out the ordinary, out of Africa and out of this world!Gift cer...
12/20/2017

GO WILD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON...
With holiday gifts that are out the ordinary, out of Africa and out of this world!
Gift certificates also make for great stocking stuffers!
http://africaandbeyond.com

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San Diego, CA
92126

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30 - 18:00
Friday 10:30 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30 - 18:00

Telephone

+1 858-454-9983

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Everything from fair trade project work to the rarest and most unusual ceremonial and utilitarian artifacts. Stone sculptures from the Shona people in Zimbabwe, jewelry, textiles, baskets and more....

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"AFRICA AND BEYOND IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING GALLERIES SPECIALIZING IN TRADITIONAL AFRICAN ART" - KPBS Broadcast August 2012. Africa and Beyond has been voted best art gallery in San Diego by readers of San Diego magazine. We offer everything from contemporary crafts purchased from fair trade co-operatives, to the most superb and rare traditional, ceremonial and collectors objects.

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What's on your mind? to achieve my ability,
What a WONDERFUL experience to wander the store, talk with the owners and experience cultures. An enormous education to be there! I felt that I'd visited another country and it's museum. Thank you Africa and Beyond. P.S. I love my original Ethiopian Coptic cross!!