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Complex Fatou
203 W Burnside Ave, Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 294-5650
Gold Coast Trading
3816 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 652-4434
One Stop African Caribbean
1987 Dr Martin L King Jr Blvd, Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 585-4046
Marine Import Inc
38 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001
(212) 889-7306
Ethnix Tribal & African Arts
170 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
(212) 614-6610
Back to Africa Imports
140 58th St Ste 179, Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 492-5100
African Food Stores
515 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120
(215) 924-4733
4419 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 856-3621
African Audio Video 2
5413 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19120
(215) 224-1491
Al-Nasr Al Nasr Intl Inc
830 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 627-3693
1302 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-1660
Universal Creations
319 N Preston St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-4045

African goods are popular in some quarters. They include food, clothing, jewelry and art work. For example, wooden masks are used for decoration and handmade baskets for storage. African art and artifacts are imported and sold through specialty retail stores. Many of the items are handmade. African clothing tends to be loose and made from bold fabrics. The same fabrics are used to make bags. Pottery is also boldly marked. Sculptures and carvings tend to be made of dark, tropical wood. Also popular are African drums and other musical instruments. Almost all African art items are hand crafted, although cheap, mass produced replicas do exist. These products are popular as gifts, and African influenced fashion makes an appearance on the runway on fairly regular occasions. Hand crafted jewelry may be used as accents to more mundane clothing. African leather goods are also common, with South African leather having a good reputation. Leather is used to make bags, shoes and other accessories. Trade maps show the origins of various African goods. Regional food is exported from Africa for use in traditional African cuisine that is prepared abroad. Retail stores in the United States, however, generally sell tropical specialties such as coconuts and mangoes or African spices. Some ethnic markets, including those which sell African goods, promote events which allow communities to gather in appreciation of different cultures. The symbol of African art to most, however, is the African mask. Originating as ceremonial items, masks are now also displayed in many homes. Hand crafted originals can fetch large amounts of money.
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