Exploring Tucson-the African Village

Tucson is so diverse--minerals, fossils, gems, beads, handmade jewelry, handmade beads to name a few.  The African Village offers an amazing selection of art, beads, home decor & food.  The people are super friendly and willing to make a deal.  I was looking for unique beads, but also sculpture & masks.  Here are just a few of the offerings. [caption id="attachment_448" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Wooden carved shields "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_454" align="aligncenter" width="378" caption="Stone sculpture, very heavy, very old"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_455" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="woven telephone wire baskets"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_456" align="aligncenter" width="378" caption="Masks"][/caption]

If you are a collector, it's best to drive a car to Tucson, the sellers frequently have friends traveling, and are willing to call you when they get to your city & make a delivery.  I'm hoping to hear from a vendor who was selling African walking sticks.  He said his friend was coming to Denver & would bring the stick here.  Oh, the fun of Tucson!