Sell your Artworks and Decorative Objects — AfriMod is a curated online arts and crafts marketplace for contemporary home and lifestyle products inspired by ancient African forms, patterns, icons and motifs.
There are no monthly fees or listing fees. AfriMod provides the technology infrastructure, manages transactions and provides marketing services that help you sell your handmade products to consumers worldwide.
A wide range of items can be sold worldwide on AfriMod marketplace but we do not accept every product that is presented for sale. All items sold on AfriMod must meet a minimum standard of originality, aesthetics and craftsmanship. If you have any questions please contact us.
AfriMod reserves the right to decline any item or request more information before listing. AfriMod does not accept or list items that may be considered antiquities, stolen antiquities, cultural treasures, etc. We also do not accept products made of, or containing parts of endangered species, ivory, snake skins, alligator skin or other banned materials (please see cites.org).
Artworks (Visual Artists)
Are you an artist, in Africa or around the world? Do you have awesome images that can be applied to products such as note books, throw pillows, mugs, t-shirts, etc; or printed as art prints, posters, greeting cards, etc? Become a Contributing Artist… AfriMod works in close collaboration with artists to produce contemporary home and lifestyle products that combine simplicity, form and function. If your artwork is a good fit for us, we will work with you to sell your selected items.
How Does AfriMod Adapt My Digital Artwork?
You submit only digital images of your original artwork to us and our team will use software and other methods to adapt selected images to our most appropriate products. You may sell your original artwork or list it separately as a physical product for sale. (see the process under Crafts).
AfriMod may present selected artworks in whole or in part, as submitted or in modified forms. No matter how the work is presented, you, the artist, will be credited as the source of the original art and receive commissions each time a product incorporating your artwork is sold. Commissions are paid at 10% on Art Prints and 5% on all other products.
What Types of Artwork Should I Submit?
Please ONLY submit digital images of your original artworks in which you own the intellectual property rights.
- Drawings, Illustrations, Sketches – pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, etc
(figures, animals, patterns, abstracts, doodles, caricatures, etc)
- Traditional Designs (icons, motifs, fabric designs, etc)
- Paintings – oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc
(abstracts, nature and wildlife)
- Photography – black and white, color, digital or film
(traditional objects, attire, styles, events, etc)
How to Submit Your Artwork
**Submit only images that you are the owner of all intellectual property rights.
You may scan your artwork, take a photo with a high resolution camera, or simply use your cell phone (see how to use your cell phone).
MINIMUM image size should be at least 12 inches by 16 inches at 300 dpi (3600px by 4800px). Larger image sizes such as 18×24 inches (5400px by 7200px) or 24×36 inches (7200px by 10800px) are best for high quality digital printing. You’ll be required to provide the following information: title and description of the artwork, completion date of artwork, size of original artwork. Also indicate medium and materials used … oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc, illustration, mixed media, digital composition, photographic work, etc.
Preferred file format – .png or .jpg (.jpeg). Please submit good quality images of your work.
Decorative Objects (Crafts)
Build and grow your own art and crafts business. Ideal for individuals and entrepreneurs who are able to organize locally and trade internationally. AfriMod will work with you to determine which of your products have the best chances of selling on the international market.
A wide range of products can be sold online. To be successful, the products you choose to sell must be above average in craftsmanship and visual aesthetics.
If the quality is excellent, and it has visual appeal plus practical application as an interior decor piece, the likelihood of a sale increases. Pay particular attention to functional products that are unique and can be repurposed for interior decor applications.
What Can I Sell?
Home / Interiors furnishings
- stools, coffee tables, baskets, woven mats, carpets and rugs, etc
- pottery, vases, bowls, plates, candle-holders, calabash, etc.
- traditional woven cloth, batik, tie-and-dye, etc
Garden / Outdoor
- garden ornaments, garden decor, lanterns, garden art, birdhouses, toys, etc
How the Process Works
Take several photos from different angles plus close-up shots with a high resolution camera, or simply use your cell phone (see how to use your cell phone).
Photograph the products you wish to sell on AfriMod and compile basic information on them such as, name of the item, origin, uses, color, materials, dimensions, price requested, etc. Submit all this information to AfriMod online.
Upload your photos to AfriMod
When any of your products sell, you will be informed by email. You must acknowledge receipt, then ship your product to the customer’s address within 48 to 72 hours. You must notify AfriMod when the product ships and provide us with the tracking number of the package.
After the buyer has satisfactorily received the product, you will receive your payment in the local bank account you supplied.
Find more information and frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.