Buckley's African Imports is a minority family owned business that started in 1998 as a wholesale distributor in Washington State. Our objective was to introduce unique original Southern African art into the marketplace.
Our team travelled to Zimbabwe and South Africa to buy directly from the artist. We sought unique one-of-a-kind original sculptured pieces. The art form is called Shona Stone Sculptures. All the pieces are hand carved from indigenous stones using a pix axe, fire, water, sandpaper and plant wax. Usually the stone selected for carvings are medium to hard which offers great resistance for the carver.
Initially, we marketed our Shona pieces at trade shows, private events, art galleries, and the Costco Stores located in Washington and Oregon. Although, our marketing strategy shifted to include primarily online e-commerce, we continue to strive to import the highest quality pieces with excellent customer service.
Please phone 206-387-2496 or email: [email protected] for any questions or comments.