Dael Lane, founder and director of Africanologie, curator of african homewares and artefacts.
Founder / Director
As specialists in sourcing, commissioning, and importing the finest products from across the African continent, AFRICANOLOGIE is committed to bringing the beauty and authenticity of Africa straight to your doorstep. Our deep love for Africa fuels our passion for discovering talented artisans, whose creations inspire and make up our collection of quality, handmade homewares, photographic artwork, furniture and bespoke decor items.
Each of our handcrafted products is unique and one-of-a-kind, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Africa and the exceptional skills of the artisans we work with.
When it comes to statement photographic art, we carry the work of renowned wildlife and travel photographers including David Ballam, Richard du Toit, Graham SpringerTami Walker and Francoise van Vuuren. We personally invite you to experience the beauty of Africa and the magic that perfectly imperfect handmade pieces and statement artwork, can bring to your home.

AFRICANOLOGIE was born out of a love and passion for Africa, that Zimbabwean born founder, Dael Lane acquired from her mother many years ago. With its diverse cultures, beautiful landscapes and its purity of heart, Africa is steeped in the very essence of our carefully curated collection of African homewares and one-of-a kind artefacts, sourced from across the continent.

“My mother has always been an avid collector of African artefacts, that she use to purchase from the local traders in Zimbabwe, and then sell to shops in Johannesburg, South Africa. From a young age, I found myself 'collecting' from her collection, and so my love for unique pieces grew. Africa is in my blood, so when I moved to Australia in 2004, I brought a part of her with me - a part that is inherently authentic and perfectly imperfect, one piece at a time."

Through the years, we have worked closely with, and forged strong relationships with the talented, rural artisans and communities we source and commission pieces directly from. Having our own buyer based permanently in South Africa, allows us to source quickly and efficiently for customers who are looking for specific pieces.

At AFRICANOLOGIE, we also offer an interior styling service; and rental arrangements are available to the interior design trade, stylists and retail customers (conditions apply).