about us

About us

We, Marlin and Xander, put up this website to display our collection of Makonde sculptures - some of the items are for sale. The collection is by no means static; through our contacts in East Africa we frequently receive new items.

We are importers of African art. Our collection specialises in Makonde sculptures but we can also offer contemporary Tanzanian paintings (e.g. Lilanga, Tinga Tinga) and other pieces of interest.

Marlin studied the science of art and culture, with a specialisation in African Arts. Xander studied econometrics and just thinks Makonde art is interesting. After quite some travelling, we currently live in Rotterdam, Holland.

If you have any comments, questions, or special requests please let us know:

our email is


Marlin and Xander