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  • Jamatkahn Bagamoya-Art Centre for Tanzanian Fine Art

    We spent six months in Tanzania talking with Government, all the art organisations and artists themselves. We had the right message at the right time and the Government has given full   support. For the first time it wants something to be done to support artists and carvers. The Hon Nape Nnauye  the Minister of Culture, Information and Sport has offered us three to five hundred acres of land in the Lindi Region, the home of Mekondi carving.  Lindi is a development area, relying on agriculture but soon its economy will change dramatically with the exploitation of the gas fields.  The land we have been offered has an Indian ocean beach frontage  and lagoon, close to Lindi Bay, and visited by whales and porpoises.  It is two hours drive from  Selous Game Reserve,  (the size of Switzerland) the larges  and least visited game reserve in Africa which sees the mass animal migrations. In the short term we have been offered the Jamatkhan in Bagamoyo, an hour and a half from Dar es Salem and also on the Indian ocean. The building is a mosque built by Arabs for the Ismaili community in 1860 and has fallen into  in to disuse, but structurally is sound and we would restore it as a historic building The Aga Khan Foundation liking our proposal for an arts centre and are in discussion about us taking over the building.  Our colleagues in Tanzania believe it would be an excellent first step to shop window our  approach [...]

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  • Tanzanian Fine Art NGO

    Our Tanzania NGO

    Tanzanian Fine Art are expanding. As well as having a UK Company based in the UK we have now set up a branch office in Tanzania which is a Non Government Organization: a charitable organization.
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Tanzanian Fine Art is an organisation and company set up to promote and sell paintings and carvings produced in Tanzania and carved doors made in Zanzibar. We are also dedicated to providing support to the Tanzanian art community and aim to set up our own craft centre in Bagamoyo.

While artistic skill and potential is considerable, we intend to facilitate the development of the artists to create articles that have worldwide appeal and that are to the highest standards.

This website provides an international platform for enthusiasts to purchase Tanzanian Art. Items are usually sold from stock but it is also possible to commission copies of carvings, paintings and carved doors that have gone are not in stock. You may also commission an item that is to your own design and specification. Don’t forget that prices quoted are before packing and postage or freight. So check that out on the website of by contacting Alan first.

Telephone Alan to discuss your interest or requirements.Happy to hear from you. Mobile +44 7967337404