A four-poster bed made from dhow wood with brass artefacts sculptured in a graceful dance pose on either side, antique Afghani cupboards and armoires (with tags that reveal their decades worth of age) and colourful oriental carpets fill a space that screams luxury.
This is the Tribal Gallery located on the first floor of Lavington Curve Mall along James Gichuru Road in Nairobi.
“We like people to come in and wander around, to be comfortable and not feel pressurised to buy anything. We tell them if they need any help to just let us know. We give people space to feel the gallery first, then we tell them who we are and the products we have,” says Louise Paterson, the gallery’s director.
Louise explains that the aim at all times is to have that personalised individual service for clients; allowing customers to feel at ease and to set the pace of their visit.