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Decorating with Afro-centric figurines

By Catalogs Editorial Staff

Adding African-American figurines to your decor lends an inspiring personal touc

Adding African-American figurines to your decor lends an inspiring personal touc

Designing the inside of your house or office with personal touches may seem like an overwhelming task. Decorating with African-American themed figurines is a simple way to liven up a space and represent different aspects of an inspiring heritage.

Many believe that angels walk among us, seen and unseen, protecting us and helping us make the right decisions in life. While some seek guidance from family members who have passed on, others call upon archangels or guardian angels. Surround yourself with reminders of faith and praise with beautiful black and brown angels. 

These figurines come in many styles?from majestic, detailed angelic likenesses to adorable, casual miniatures; from cherubic to wizened. These figurines stand as tenants of the faith and help keep a holy perspective wherever they?re exhibited. 

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African-American themed figurines are also used to represent cultural and religious icons of African mythology. Icons and deities vary by tribe and religion, so it is possible to decorate with figurines to remind your family of it?s tribal heritage. 


Figurines of Oshun, the goddess of love and fresh waters, or Ibeji, also known as the Sacred Twins, the gods of Youth and Vitality, could be beautiful additions to any room or office. There are figurines that feature likenesses of different tribal attire and makeup. The bright blue colors of the Basotho tribe, or the vibrant red of the Maasai commemorated in figuines can serve as a reminder of the warmth of home and community. 

Figurines of famous and influential African-Americans throughout history could serve as a reminder of #BlackExcellence in your family?s day-to-day lives. Get a Martin Luther King Jr. or Michelle Obama figurine to inspire the scholar in your family to reach for the stars, gift a Cleopatra figurine to a glamorous young woman and inspire her to run an empire.

For the music lover, commemorate the history of Jazz music and other music styles born from African-American culture. Artistic pieces vary for anyone interested in decorating with African-American music figurines. There are classic artistic interpretations of Black jazz bands, trumpeters, pianists, and bassists, as well as modern figurines of famous Black artists in Hip-Hop, Gospel, and R&B. 

During the Holiday season, spread cheer by decorating with Christmas and Kwanzaa figurines. Figurines of Black Santa and Mrs. Claus, and their elves help foster a festive spirit. Nativity scenes with black figurines are popular and come with lights and moving parts that make the scene literally come to life! For those who celebrate Kwanzaa, figurines that represent the Seven Principles: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith)

Decorating with African-American themed figurines is easy if only because of the variety  of figurines there are to choose from! Figurines that focus on icons of faith, music, art, or inspiration can be a pleasing reminder of the bold history of African-Americans. Decorate with any of the figurines above and give your room some character exhibit your personal style.


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