Artisan Safari Platter
Sale Price (non-members): $59.99
Sale Price (members): $53.99
Original Price: $135.00
With a visual vitality that makes you smile, this fully functional Artisan Safari Platter is an exquisite work of art. Signed by the highly skilled South African artisan who made it, the hand-painted design is applied to a fine clay bisque and fired with a lead-free glaze. Food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Each will vary slightly. 1"h. x 12-12.5"dia.
Enjoy the creative ingenuity of African artisans, whose work elevates the everyday to the sublime. The exhibits at our National Museum of African Art, inspiring all the objects on these pages, display the finest examples of traditional and contemporary African artists working in all of these mediums—jewelry, textiles, leather and clay. Sales of these works help sustain traditional artforms that might otherwise be lost, and provides income to artisans from Uganda, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.