About us

Hello, Sawbona, warm welcome from sunny South Africa.  

'Thenga' a Zulu word meaning; to buyto sell, or to shop. This is marketplace, a meeting place, a home for those with passion, interest and love for African art.

Based within the cultural milieu of Durban, South Africa, where the emerging local talent is vibrant  and tenacious, our mission is to identify and expose this talent to growth opportunities through the Thenga market place.

Thenga is a global online art shop, not gallery, our art is for everyone not just collectors. We sell art that changes lives, art that awakens imaginations and transforms people’s homes.  In a world where everyone wants to ‘commercialise’ and ‘industrialise’ Thenga is unique, our focus is on the original, hand crafted, one of a kind pieces each with a heart, soul and story of their own.

The Thenga team is dedicated to exploring diverse locations to discover artistic talent that hasn’t yet had the opportunity to rise up into the commercial world of art. We facilitates emerging and mid-career artists enabling them to make a living doing what they love. Thenga is a safe, mutually beneficial environment designed to give artists a large platform in which to sell their art and for international buyers to shop with confidence.  Thenga has been guiding, mentoring and supporting local South African artists since 2014. Thenga.art is the next logical step to share our talented African artists and their hand crafted work with the rest of the world.

The most important part of our business is building relationships with our artists and customers and we stand by our values of integrity and honesty in everything we do​.​

We look forward to sharing our journey with you

 

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