An expertly curated collection of contemporary black & african fine art that is inspiring to the eye and uplifting to the soul. We believe in self-love, global love and a love for ourselves & culture through our art. "The Latest Interior Design Brand Taking the World by Storm" Loved by Many and Rated Excellent! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"The Ancestral Face is embodied with Cowrie shells which tends to send unmistakable vibes of Black culture and for good reason. The small shells have a long and intriguing history in Africa and for the Black community in general.
The Cowrie shell in its immaculate beauty is more than a fashion statement. In traditional African culture, the small humped, ovate shells hold significant spiritual and even monetary value. Wearing cowries is more than a fashion trend. It has far-reaching implications that hold cultural meaning. This is the essence of the U.K. Black History month.
Its influence also spread to China. There it was a form of currency so much that the Chinese used its shape to form their pictograph for money. Wherever the cowrie shells are found, they almost always symbolize wealth and fertility.
Spiritual meaning. In African legend, a love of cowrie shells shows that you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents the Goddess of protection in the ocean. In Africa, and in the Americas, the cowrie symbolized destiny and prosperity. Also thought of as the mouth of Orisha. Believed to have taught stories of humility and respect.
The underlying point is that Black culture is beautiful and it should be celebrated."
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Ivhu Art @ Home
Thank you so much for connecting with us on this journey. Ivhu began after really struggling to find positive and contemporary artwork of black culture for our family home. There are so many outlets for artists out there, but many fail in having a diverse and representative collection of pieces that reflect the full beauty of the human lifecycle.
We didn't want some out of touch painting of our 'culture', but wanted art that spoke to our here and now and we are so excited to share our journey with you.
When thinking about interior design for your living space, I'm really challenging you to choose Art that truly resonates with you.
Terrence - Founder
The below framed dimensions include the Frame, and due to regional shipping restrictions there may be slight variations between the below sizes as these are approximations.
|Size||UK Framed||US/CA Framed||Print Only UK||Print Only US/CA|
|S||30cm x 37.5cm||11.8 x 14.7 inch||23.6 x 31.1cm||9.29 x 12.2 inch|
|M||50cm x 62.5cm||19.7 x 24.6 inch||
37.6 x 50.1cm
|14.8 x 19.7 inch|
|L||70cm x 87.5cm||27.5 x 34.4 inch||
55.6 x 73.1cm
|21.8 x 28.7 inch|
|XL||100cm x 125cm||36 x 44.75 inch||
85.6 x 110.6cm
|30 x 38.75 inch|