Last week, National President Rashid Darden spoke on the importance of supporting local artisans. Today, we will share ten craftsmen and craftswomen with Etsy stores in honor of National Black Business Month 2015.
First is our very own Sister Sharnell Bryan, whose shop NellyTheGreat specializes in acrylic art on cereamic items, on canvas, and on wood, especially jewelry and accessory boxes.
Mr. G. Imports out of Richmond, Virginia, specializes in African art, apparel, and accessories, including handbags, waist beads, hats, and more.
Nafi Gning is the proprietor of Felwiin Boutique, selling African crafts such as baskets, jewelry, dolls and pillows. This shop is based on Montreal, Canada!
Vernon Rowlette of Las Vegas, Nevada,uses a hammer and anvil to create beautiful jewelry. Through his shop BLUEANVIL he sells these wares made of copper, brass, silver, turquoise, and more.
Art is from Cleveland, Ohio. Their shop, Work of Arts, specializes in airbrushed t-shirts of figures from black history and culture.
Mark “Feijão” Milligan II was born in St. Croix, educated in New York, and currently lives in Hawaii. His work, sold though his shop Soul Indigo, focuses on tropical visions of blackness in oil as well as pencil.
Chim is a third-generation tailor and is the owner of The Afrikan Shop. He sells formal and casual African attire with a modern twist.
Internal Reveries is the official store for artist Dana Miller of Brooklyn, New York. Many of her works are paintings of women of color.
Posh Knots was established in 2014 by a mother and daughter team with experience in sewing, tailoring, and pattern-making. Posh Knots sells custom-made bow ties of all fabrics.
Looking for more black artisans? Visit the Black Owned Etsy Stores page and share your favorites with us on social media with @GammaXiPhi or #EconArtistry!