Owned by native Nigerian Michael Maghiro, Ikemba is a centre for African sculptures created by Michael himself. He has his own sculpture studio in Malawi; and many other artists throughout Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya and other parts of Africa supply him of art.
The shop is literally filled wall to wall with wonderful, original African sculptures, primarily in ebony, Michael is the creator of the famous and award winning fisherman statue in the new St. Maarten fish market in Simpson Bay.
Along with the hundreds of sculptures on display, the shop sells genuine African clothing, costume jewellery, hand made African drums and original paintings created by Michael's sister. Prices for these items range from US $5 to $5,000; therefore there is something available for everyone's budget.
Now here is something truly unique and something you will rarely find anywhere. Michael, by custom order, creates statuary busts. For example, should you furnish Michael with five photographs of a person you desire .to have a bust made of, he will create the subject in an extraordinary and incredibly detailed representation jn hard wood or bronze; Prices; for such work yary, depending on size and medium. But how many people get to have a statue that will last for a lifetime?
Languages: French & English