Luangisa African Gallery Celebrates Juneteenth

Luangisa African Gallery Celebrates Juneteenth

In the last few years more and more people have begun to embrace Juneteenth as the important holiday that it is -- even though it was officially declared in 1865 when enslaved people were freed under the Emancipation Proclamation.

Further strides were made this week when the Senate unanimously approved a bill, making Juneteenth a legal holiday.

Juneteenth celebrates the day the the last enslaved people, located in Texas, learned of their newly legalized freedom. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1st 1863, also known as "Freedoms Eve," it took two more years for the news that slavery was outlawed to travel to states occupied by the Confederate Army.
The holiday is a day of celebration that marks the removal of chains from the last enslaved people living in our country, that now serves as a reminder of how far we have come since then, and how far we still have to go.
At Luangisa African Gallery, we proudly celebrate this important holiday. One way we choose to honor the history of the holiday, and the mother country that many enslaved people were unjustly forced from, is by supporting African artisans. All of our products are handmade using traditional African crafting and carving techniques that have been passed down for centuries. 
1. Wear your pride with our handmade African accessories like our Uhuru Adult Batik Unisex Face Masks, one-of-a-kind Tie Dye Head Wraps (handmade in Tanzanian), or the beautiful Wakanda Multi Strand Brass Necklace with African Pendant.

 

2. Decorate your home or office with beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of African Art such as our Beaded Namji Dolls, the multi-functional Rwanda Basket, or this special Motherhood Painting

3. Carry a piece of African culture with you wherever you go with our beautifully crated bags, like our Kanga Basket Bag (handmade in Tanzania), our Sokoni Sisal Market Bag, or the Mud Cloth Messenger Bag (handmade in Mali). 

However you choose to celebrate Juneteenth this year, Luangisa African Gallery wishes you a joyful day full of reflection, love, and hope!
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