African Oriental Craft
In one of the capitals of fashion and quality, just one subway stop from one of its main stations is the African Oriental Craft store.
Milan hosts since 1965 this particular store in Via Federico Confalonieri 34 close to the Isola stop Metro Lilla.
While talking with Christian he tells me that his father, Giovanni Primo, was the first at that time to have opened a shop in Milan where handicrafts and goods from the East and Africa were sold.
Christian emphasized on the fact that one of the rules that African Oriental Craft store doesn’t compromise with is that all items must come directly from the artisan who produce it, although it’s becoming more difficult to find goods of that type.
Upon entering the store you will be overwhelmed by a strong aromal of incense, fine wood and leather, the store contains: bracelets, pearls of all types, buttons, bags, statues, clothing, necklaces, paintings, vases, various types of containers from Morocco , Ethiopia, Senegal, Zaire, Ghana, Mali, India, China and so on.
You can imagine my smile when I saw the beautiful African fabrics produced in a traditional way like the Bogolan and super wax. Christian explained to me that recently there has been an increase in demand for this type of fabric thanks to the advent of major designers who use it as Stella Jean.
Walking around the store I do not wonder that many important people come here to look for unique items and inspiration for their creations, and if you also want to add an original touch to your home, to your clothing or your gifts make sure you visit African Oriental Craft in Milan.
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