Welcome to Touch of Africa!

SPECIALIZING IN HANDMADE ITEMS.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO TOUCH YOUR SOUL.

JEWELLERY, PURSES, LOOSE FITTING 100% COTTON CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES AND AROMAS OF INCENSE AND PERFUME OILS FOR ANY TASTE – AND MUCH MORE. 

Touch of Africa is an award-winning presenter at the PNE and BC Home Show.

For those seeking a touch of exotic untamed cultures of Africa, we offer a variety of items to tempt your pallet: masks, pictures, wall hangings and batiks to decorate your walls and African teak, mahogany and ebony furnishings to add spice to your home. Statues and ceremonial carvings are available to peek from your corners.

We have musicals instruments and music to touch your soul. African fashion for comfort and to show the beauty in you along with jewelry, purses and accessories to accent the exotic in you. Aromas of incense and perfume oils for all tastes, African Shea Butter and Black Soap to heal your body. Learn the meaning behind the works of art you obtain. Come journey with us through the history of Africa. We welcome you.

Omar Thiam and Touch Of Africa were showcased at the SFU Gallery From February through May, 2009 – celebrating Black History Month in British Columbia from 1858 to 2009, featuring prominent people and businesses that have made an impact in British Columbia and helped preserve African Heritage.

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Trade With a Touch of African Fairness

Touch of Africa believes in fair trade. People around the world have the right to an honest living that brings dignity and joy to their lives. Touch of Africa creates healty business relationships with talented Africans by promoting fair trade.

Through “fair trade” principles, Touch of Africa returns the respect, dignity, hope and fair value to the people we partner with – in return for the hard work hard they have created for your benefit.

 

SHIPPING INFORMATION

$19.95 BY CANADA POST FOR ORDERS UNDER $100.00.

ORDERS FOR $100.00 OR MORE SHIP FOR FREE EXECPT AS NOTED BELOW

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES APPLY TO All ORDERS.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL BE APPLIED FOR HEAVY OR LARGE ITEMS SUCH AS FURNITURE.

LOCAL CUSTOMERS WHO WISH TO PICK UP THEIR ORDERS, OR CUSTOMERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE THEIR OWN SHIPPING – PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE OR EMAIL.

We offer worldwide shipping by UPSFedx, or Canada Post.
Our default shipping is by Canada Post.

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NEWS & ARTICLES

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Dances Of The Dinka People Of Sudan

The Dinka people are an ethnic group inhabiting the Bahr el Ghazal region of the Nile basin, Jonglei and parts of southern Kordufan and Upper Nile regions. The Dinkas are mainly agripastoral people, relying on cattle herding at riverside camps in the dry season and growing millet (awuou) and other varieties of grains (rap) in fixed settlements during the rainy season. They number around 4.5 million people according to the 2008 Sudan census, constituting about 18% of the population of the entire country, and the largest ethnic tribe in South Sudan. Dinka, or as they refer to themselves, Muonyjang (singular) and jieng (plural), one of the branches of the River Lake Nilotes (mainly sedentary agripastoral peoples of the Nile Valley and African Great Lakes region who speak Nilotic languages, including the Nuer and Luo). Dinka are sometimes noted for their height. With the Tutsi of Rwanda, they are believed to be the tallest people in Africa. Roberts and Bainbridge reported the average height of 182.6 cm (5 ft 11.9 in) in a sample of 52 Dinka Ageir and 181.3 cm (5 ft 11.4 in) in 227 Dinka Ruweng measured in 1953–1954.However, it seems the stature of today's Dinka males is lower, possibly as a consequence of undernutrition and conflicts. An anthropometric survey of Dinka men, war refugees in Ethiopia, published in 1995 found a mean height of 176.4 cm (5 ft 9.4 in). Other studies of comparative historical height data and nutrition place the Dinka as the tallest people in the world.

The Dinka people have no centralised political authority, instead comprising many independent but interlinked clans. Certain of those clans traditionally provide ritual chiefs, known as the "masters of the fishing spear" or beny bith, who provide leadership for the entire people and appear to be at least in part hereditary.

Their language, called Dinka or "thuɔŋjäŋ" (thuongmuoingjang), is one of the Nilotic languages of the eastern Sudanic language family. The name means "people" in the Dinka language. It is written using the Latin alphabet with a few additions.

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