Explore West Africa!

Maybe you can’t jet off to Accra just now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy exploring West Africa with your friends here at NOVICA! Be an armchair adventurer and discover incredible values while supporting talented artisans in Ghana and beyond.


Powerful images, vibrant colors, abstract forms and compelling figures are just some of the reasons that African paintings are taking the art world by storm.  Whether your tastes lean toward modern compositions or representational art, you’re sure to find a new focal point for home or office in our collection of West African Paintings.

Clockwise from top left: ‘African Crowd Market’ by Theophilus Kekrebesi, ‘Strength’ by Eric Scott Tawiah, ‘Superstars’ by Gordon Scott Amponsah, ‘Nnani Dance’ by Agyarko Kotoko


Skirting the boundary between sculpture and home furnishings, these gorgeous pieces are fit for kings, dignitaries and art lovers around the world. West African artisans hand-carve throne stools, accent tables, lazy chairs and more. Find that one-of-a-kind piece in the NOVICA West Africa furniture collection.

Clockwise from top left: ‘Akukor’ wood folding table, ‘Wisdom Knot II’ cedar throne ottoman, ‘Savannah Elephants’ accent table, ‘African Jungle’ wood lazy chair

Kente Cloth

A weave whose name means “basket” in the dialect of the Ashanti Akan people, kente cloth designs celebrate ancient proverbs, symbols and patterns. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Strips are generally three to four inches wide and seven to ten feet long, and the length of time it takes to complete one strip varies by the complexity of the chosen pattern. Each color has its own meaning in Asante culture. Green is for fertility and new harvest. Gold is royalty, black is strength, aging and spirituality, and white is purity.

Clockwise from left: ‘Kente Princess’ scarf, ‘Akan Blessing’ poncho, ‘Festive Kente Spirit’ handbag
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