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April, 2014

Stunning work!


February, 2013

I would like a hand carved Lamu door. I am in Nairobi. How can I get it?


August, 2012

Love the Elephant Tables. The work is amazing. Ron Snyder, Phoenix, Arizona


June, 2012

Congratulations! I would like to be part of this success story!The furniture......everything is excellent! Regards nazareth.


January, 2012

Fantastic website. Love elephants and the elephant tables are wonderful. When I get the money I will buy one. Ron Snyder


October, 2011

Hi, visiting this site is a great experience where we can learn more about furniture. Best regards, <a href="http://www.interior-furnishing.com/"> Mahogany Furniture </a>

August, 2011
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Amazing work. Cannot believe what you have coming out of that workshop I visited last time in Kenya. James Macauly Brisbane


May, 2011

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Love Africa and its art. Wonderful Elephant tables. Ron Snyder, Phoenix, Arizona

January, 2011

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I am usually fascinated by interior decor and i love what i have seen on this site. quite out of the box creativity. nancy

December, 2010

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Hi guys I love design and i am inspired by your pieces you give me a good reason to be proud to be kenyan mery x mas and may God bless you Edith Nairobi-Kenya

November, 2010

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hi,am an interior design student here in Kenya and i love what you guys are doing, beautiful.... ilham amin, Egerton university.

July, 2010

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Very beautiful hand made designs. Sad you are so far away. Lilly. Lakewood, Colorado. USA


June, 2010

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Halo Mike and Sabine. I used to Work at Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa and i was in love with all the furniture that was there from your workshop. The Guest relations desk provided me with alot of comfort both for me and for my guests. Robert


March, 2010

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Hello Sabine and Mike. I visited Mike back in 1998 and we had a long walk on the beach. You came later over to say hello to my wife and daughter. We stayed in a lodge by the beach owned by a Swedish lady. You showed me your wonderful home and told me about Sabines horses and the Danish vet. I have tried to find information about you and was afraid that you had been hurt during the Kenya tribalm problems. So glad to see that you are succesful and kicking. Some day I shall see you again. Best regards Flemming from Copenhagen


February, 2010

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I loved looking at your beautiful hand made furniture. I live in Riverside, California located in the United States of America. I would only ask that the pictures be bigger. Other then that your site is wonderful


February, 2010

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This is my first time that i have visited your site and am really amazed.your work is great.keep up with the good work


August, 2009

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I absolutely love your entire range of products. Very unique and eye catching, considering they are all hand made. Kudos, keep up the good work


May, 2009

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its amazing


February, 2008

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Hey guys you are doing a super cool job with all your projects. The furniture is stunning as ever and the Swahili House project is gorgeous. You have done great things. I miss Tiwi and Diani - I lived in Kenya for eleven years, four of which in Kilifi and then Diani. Spent loads of time in Tiwi. Back in UK life is less exciting - but I feel a visit to my favourite place is on the cards very soon. Keep up the good work. Salaams Jo


December, 2007

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Talk aboutbeing amazed by the website at first dealing with furniture and especially such beautiful pieces from the photos you posted on the website....kuddos and do add more of the photos


November, 2007

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Your furnishings are nostalgic. I absolutely love them.


June, 2007

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I have travelled the world for 30 years and I have never seen such exquisite peices of art-furniture-carving as I have witnessed in your collection at Diani Reef Resort. My compliments to all who had anything to do with it's making. Karen, Finland.


June, 2007

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Saw your tables at the Diani Reef hotel. i just wanted to stroke them all day.They are so tactile. i loved the elephants and your obvious love for the natural form of wood.... maybe i'll have to move to Kenya.... Marian , UK


May, 2007

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Hello Sabine, thinking of you and all the wonderful things you are making to make life more beautiful. hope everything is fine,...well I am still dreaming of a homemade bed with a lion and an elephant. I keep dreaming ....and one day...who knows..bibi,Tjen


April, 2007

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Your furniture gave me goosebumps just looking at it all, some of the pieces are just beyond fantastic. Greetings from Currumbin Beach, QLD, Australia. Regards, Leonie


March, 2007

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sabine.....hope you got the pics ....if not let me know and i will send a different way....i am finally done with my party season.....i have had architects ..painters..sculptors...designers....even a few from africa and italy.....they have all LOVED your furniture and coverings.....but the most important fact is that I LOVE IT...you have no idea how pleased i am....you can use me as a reference anytime....esp if you have dealings with people from the states and their concerns....my friends from venice italy are on their way home now and will make the chandeliers to compliment my room....then i will be done.... with this project...and will figure out what i want to do next...hope all finds you well and safe....jack

LOVE THE FURNITURE ....i am sure i will be buying more....Jack Barber USA

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February, 2007

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Funzi Furniture has held 2 major golf charity events in the past 4 years at Leisure Golf Club in Diani. We raised over 1,000,000/- benfiting over 10 separate charities. But our main contribution to this society is enabling more than 20 skilled craftsmen the means to produce magnificent pieces of furniture that they do not have to sell tomorrow to sustain their families.



February, 2007

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hey funzi good work bravo ,anyway what do you do for the locals? as in charity?



June, 2006

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Hey!This is Øystein from Norway. I just happened to stumble across this site, as I went to Tiwi beach last year. That time I took a picture of the beach which I later enlarged and put on my wall. Today I noticed some small letters in the distance that spelled this address, and here I am. Some good pieces of craftmanship you have there! And good luck in the Football World Cup!


April, 2006

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I love your website. The detail in each piece is unique. I am interested in seeing more pieces on this site.



March, 2006

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Extremely impressed when we visited your factory in December 2004. The craftsmanship, especially the roaming elephants carved "into" the large tree trunk logs, so absolutely unique and intriguing.Look forward to when we can again come and buy another piece for our collection.Barbara and Victor M&uuml;hlenbeckMorningside, Durban, South Africa
 


February, 2006

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Hi MateI stumbled on you going through Google looking for Kenyan Household stuff.You have absolutly Lovely things. Exactly what i have in mind for my shop in Germany. I will get in touch.



February, 2006

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A very inspiring site!My dad is a furniture designer in Accra, Ghana and pruduces natural looking furniture and really enjoyed looking at your work.Keep up the good work. :)Amah,UK
 


October, 2005

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One more thing... When you get more unique pieces of furniture, please send the websites to EYESF333@aol.com
 


October, 2005

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It is really a unique site. I enjoyed the atmosphere around each of the pieces of furniture... It makes me want to go to a place so deserted, so there is no worry in anyone wanting to steal anything... I need to sit down and design some pieces of furniture, according to what I love... Thank you for letting me enjoy this site
 


September, 2005

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I work with a company that is called netplus we do web site design, hosting, dormain registration and i can tell so far these is he best site that i pumped to keep up the good work my name is rose andaro
 


August, 2005

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Great site! Your furniture is magnificent. Nesta USA
 


June, 2005

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really nice work....... Art ?
 


June, 2005

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It is amazing how God given are these people... I am so thrilled with their hand-mades. From Fiona Liew-Lim of Malaysia
 


June, 2005

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Hello--just surfing the web and came across your site. What an incredible web site of information and beautiful works of art and talent. It is so very obvious of your passion for the woodwork, the people of your part of the world and the tranquil setting. You no doubt have found a peace of heaven on earth. TSS of Northern California
 


May, 2005

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I dont have words to describe......Really superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 


May, 2005

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I was looking for unusual chairs and oh my I cant believe how creative and original these are. Magnificent!!!!
 


April, 2005

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Just wandered into your web paghe and ~WOW', what masterful carvings. I am just a wannabe woodworker myself and have been amazed by a simple bird house, but these carvings are awesome. You undoubtly have at least some of the best there is. Absolutely gorgeous stuff. Would really like to se them in person, but will settle for the sites on your web site. Keep up the good (such a small compliment for such beautiful work) work. I'm sure others will be as amazed as I have been. Thanks again for such beauty..Mike SmithMyrtle Beach, S.Carolina bigm511@msn.com
 


April, 2005

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your webpage that displays your furniture is so great. It relects a artist love of creating something beautiful.USA Lansing IL
 


April, 2005

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Born,raised and educated in my early life in Kenya. Studied carpentry and joinery in KIST (Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology) in the outskirts of Nairobi. Later joined Hennepin Technical college in Minnesota USA where I am specializing in Cabinetmaking- CAD design, laminates, solid forms, fabrication, millwork among a great range of studies. Came across Funzi furniture factory when doing a research paper on ancient designs and furniture.Funzi had very vital information especially towards what I needed in compiling a report. I gave you credit for providing the information! where else I would have gotten it! I am proud of you guys and proud of my country too.Charles Mogeni
 


March, 2005

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I've discovered your nice site 2 or 3 years ago. And I've put a link on links page of my site: http://www.geocities.com/nelucraciun2001/index.html .It is wonderful to see rustic furniture from another part of the worold. I am a rustic (style wildwood/ Adirondack) furniture maker from Europe, Romania.Best regards,Nelu Craciun
 


March, 2005

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This is Victoria from the UK. I've always liked african furniture and have been looking for some african furniture on the web and came across your website. It is all very nice and i would like to know more the furniture e.g the prices. Could you send me some more information on the furniture at victoria_holdsworth@msn.com
 


March, 2005

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CAN'T GET OVER THE PHOTO OF YOU AND THE PITH HELMET - STILL I EXPECT YOU HAVE TO "PITH" SOMEWHERE!
 


March, 2005

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Hi, Samantha Jennings from Sydney Australia. Really enjoyed looking at your website. I am a budding Interior Designer, who has just spent 5 years in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.Having settled back downunder, I am looking to start importing African furniture/artifacts/soft furnishings. Eventually to have my own shop specialising in African Interior's.You have inspired me. Kind Regards
 


February, 2005

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wonderful works of quality craftmanship.happy to find craftmen earning a living doing beautiful things.will buy some soon.
 


February, 2005

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NICE AND WONDERFUL SITE WITH GREAT FUNITURESKEEP IT UP I HAVE BEEN HERE GUYS OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGREATDR MUGU MUGU@MUGU.NET
 


January, 2005

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GRACE AND PEACE,WHAT A WONDERFUL SITE AND THE FURNITURE IS FANTASTIC. ALL THE PIECES ARE MASTERFULLY CRAFTED.I'M IN LOVE WITH THE BEDS ALL OF THEM.IF POSSIBLE COULD YOU PROVIDE ME WITH A FEW PRICES FOR THEM.THE ONES PICTURED WILL SUFFICE.WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN BROOKLYN,NY(SMILE)WE'RE GETTING READY TO MOVE INTO A NEW HOME,I COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO COMPLIMENT A NEW HOME THAN WITH HANDED CARVED FURNITURE FROM THE MOTHER LAND.WOWMY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS CORDELLBKNY@AOL.COMLETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN.THANKS CHEF DARRELL WINSTEAD
 


January, 2005

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Habari-ganiI came across your web site while searching for LAMU. I used to live in Lamu from 1983-1986 as a Peace Corps Volunteer and working at Lamu Boys Secondary. What a beautiful place!!! My place was high in the town across the street from the old hospital just above the market. I was living there while they were building the new hospital.I was looking for a particular type of chair. These are made in the Lamu style with string support and double layered arms that pivot out and around to act as a dinner table. Are you familar with these? I always made note of the classic furniture, doors and other features while in Lamu...always impressive.Anyway, I think you are down by Diani Beach, aren't you? Thanks a lot... I will look again your site.KwaheriAndy Christensenawc222@yahoo.com
 


November, 2004

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Hi Sabine and Mike - Your life looks wonderful in Kenya. I would love to purchase some traditional doors from you. I will come up with some measurements and send them soon.Thanks greg_schwartz@hotmail.com
 


November, 2004

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I look forward to visiting you on my next visit to Kenya. Emille Rovu


September, 2004

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Salama form Austria ! This is a very nice Homepage - I love this typical african furniture very much. If i will be with my family in Shamu, I must visit your shop! Maisha marefu - kwaheri Martha


August, 2004

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Oh!!What a delite,It is beautiful,exquisite. Hello i am in india, I am planning to make my new home.After seeing the site I am in love with your collection. I need some information,prices about doors,funzi chairs,& couch(funzi).I am looking forward for your response.Keep adding new design.My e-mail i.d. is shilpakelkar2003@yahoo.co.in


August, 2004

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no prices-delivery time/or yr procedure for payment/whether u will come to measure the flat urmila at ujoban@rippleworth.co.uk


August, 2004

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HI SABINE, WHAT FURNITURE YOUR COMPANY MAKE ON A REGULAR BASIC.AND COULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME SOME PRICES ON THE ITEMS.BY THE WAY I LOVE THAT EXECUTIVE TABLE. THE ONE WITH THE TWO HEADS AT EACH END.COULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME THE PRICE FOR THE TABLE TWO.AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BE HAND MADE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORT


August, 2004

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Love your stuff. Presently living in the UK, but moving to RSA next year. Where would be the better place to have it shipped to? Or is it available anywhere in South Africa? Many thanks Nicola Cleasby


August, 2004

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Fascinating work! I've never seen anything like it. Your furniture captures what i'm looking for: Natural expressions. Thanks


August, 2004

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Great website! Look forward to receiving some new furniture for the clubhouse lobby


August, 2004

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Dear clients and friends, due to the individuality of each of our pieces it is impossible to put prices on these pages. Regards Mike and Sabine


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I really like the site. I love home made things straight from the hands. Hard working people there. I am happy I came across this site. I wish there were prices on the items thought for serious buyers. Tranquility804


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It is marvelous what can be achieved with simplicity of application. Nigel Corder. Belfast


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Iaan Rewfreeman like your furniture a hole lot and i would like to become one of your custom. if you have a cat I sure would appericate if you send me one. my addressis1120eastdecature street tuscumbia, alabama 35674.


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The style of furniture is unique and very attractive. It is also enviormentally freindly, the recycling of wood is great. I love it. from Kim, Detroit Michigan


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Hello I am looking for a very beautiful elephant cocktail table for my living room, I would like a mahagony carved table. Please let me know if you can make something like that for me and the cost. my e-mail address is sylviachunn@yahoo.com Thank you sylvia


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Hi, The furniture looks very unique and exquisite. Kindly send me the prices for the driftwood beds, coffee tables and dining tables. E-mail jmwihaki@hotmail.com Keep up the good work


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your page is the best. it gave us ideas on how to do our interior design thank expect our orders soon chikwi@yahoo.co.uk

 


November 05, 2003

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your page looks so nice it helped me im my research bravo and hasante sana ubarikiwe Andera.omundu_f@hotmail.com


September 24, 2003

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jambo, I've seen a big 'FUNZIFURNITURE.COM'on my way from Mombasa airport to Diani, and decided to visit your website. It is a great site, and your 'kazi'is even better! If I visit Tiwi, I'll visit you, because I would like to see some things closer. 


August 10, 2003

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HI HAVE SEEN YOUR CARVING BEFORE USED TO LIVE IN SHELLY BEACH PLACE CALLED SHIRLONI BAR WOULD LOVE PRICE OF YOUR TABLES EMAIL ME ON MAKUTI@ADURN.FSNET.CO.UK


August 06, 2003

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Fantastically equisite. Love your work. 


June 05, 2003

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Such Beautiful work! I'm really impressed.


May 27, 2003

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the elephant tables are the best. I guess i will have to save for it. Ron Snyder Houston, Texas, USA


May 07, 2003

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wonderful things. I am looking for a coffee table made of one piece of wood.


May 01, 2003

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hi from greece...... michalis '


April 21, 2003

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Hi Mike - hows it going? Looks like your furniture is selling all over these days. Say hi to Sabine. Rae


April 15, 2003

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I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL. PLEASE SEND ME MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING PRICES. DANA. sugarbear2@centurytel.net


 April 06, 2003

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Very interesting site...just checking out other home decor sites. Visit me sometime at http://www.slipcovers-source.com


April 03, 2003

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Great work you're doing. 

All the best!


April 02, 2003


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Great Website Beautiful furniture Would love to have some more info on your furniture sent to me -E-mail: dirtf57@msn.com 



March 17, 2003

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Superb work...very well done indeed!! www.articimo.com Exquisite African Art


February 27, 2003

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Great website, having slept on the mashetani bed twice I must say they allowed me to sleep. Keep working on your Bars,considering kenyans r becoming heavy drinkers. Thanks Shuma



February 18, 2003

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I Just love the Funzi bars.....well done & keep it up Lurve n' Happy Birthday Donica xxxxxxxxxxxxxx



January 23, 2003

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I love this furniture and i would like to get more information to buy some thins I liked my e-mail adress is mely18_pr1@yahoo.com



December 25, 2002

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I am coming to Kenya in the new year I will look you up. Regards Tom Prince UK



December 19, 2002

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HOLA SOY DE SANTANDER ESPAÑA Y ME HAN GUSTADO MUCHO ,ESTOY BUSCANDO REPLICAS DE ANTIGUEDADES,COLONIALES UN SALUDO ,,,,



December 08, 2002

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Thank you for giving your website to us (african americans) who know so little about the cultures and styles of Kenyains home decor. I am very interested in fimding soapstone sculptures in large masks, candlestick holders for the holidays, fabrics, an cabinets with beautiful carvings. My email address is sunshine07018@yahoo.com thanks


September 09, 2002

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Marvellous work. Has been a long time since I have seen such originality. Tory Simpson Alberta

 


August 29, 2002

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Hi This is Namrata here writing to you from New Jersey. I went thru our site and must say that you have some of the most amazing pieces of art I have ever seen. Do keep up the good work. I run an art gallery in here where I sell Handicrafts, I was thinking if you are okay I would love to keep your product catalog in my shop and show it to my customers for orders. If this is fine with you please let me know if you can mail me your catalog. Thankx Regards Namrata (namrata_z@hotmail.com)

 


August 13, 2002

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My name is Lysbeth Calnan. I have just been browsing the net looking for some contact with my family history. I discovered your website and have been looking at your facinating life. It sounds and looks great! My great-grandfather was John Calnan whom I believe was born in either London or Wales in 1952. Are your parent's still alive and living in Australia? If you also are interested either go to the Calnan website or reply to me at lyscalnan@ozemail.com.au Thankyou. Cheers from Lys


May 19, 2002
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Hi,I was born in Mombasa and now reside in North Carolina,USA,together with wife and 2 sons.Very much impressed with your furniture offerings!I was wondering if you might have a Catalog!My e-mail is jjohal@carolina.rr.com !Thanks,Raj Johal.

 


May 09, 2002
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Very interesting and unique furniture, beautiful web site, my compliments Irina, Poland

 


April 07, 2002
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Hallo Sabine, jetzt habe ich endlich Eure Website durch Zufall entdeckt. Sigrid (hat 1990 bei Dir den Surfschein gemacht) und ich waren nach längerer Zeit die letzten 2 Jahre wieder in Kenia, 2000 letzmalig im Diani Resort, ist einfach eine Katastrophe und im letzten Jahr im BAOBAB, waren was das tauchen anbelangt (mit Divin the Crab)wunderschön. Diani Marins speziell Simon kann man ja getrost vergessen, ich warte heute noch auf ein Angebot für das Tauchen vor Pemba, nun ja dann habe ich über Internet "The Crab" entdeckt uns so waren wir die letzten beiden Jahre auch jeweils auf Pemba. Das nun von uns.

Wie wir gehört haben geht es Dir nach vielen Up and down`s nun sehr gut und Du bist glücklich, das freut uns. Wir planen in diesem November vorerst letzmalig nach Kenia zu kommen, auch andere Länder wollen bereist werden. Vielleicht sieht man sich mal wieder. Bis dann Rainer und Sigrid

 


March 25, 2002
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I was so excited veiwing this site! I have never been able to find such unique and natural creations anywhere. Finaly a site that offers the products and style that reflect the creativity and culture of my people. Every other culture is well represented here in the U.S. It's nice to find something that comes from my people. I would love to get updates on products and any information you provide. If you do send updates, please send to mcfarlandg@hotmail.com Thank You! Geneva


March 06, 2002
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The few pieces of furniture were absolutely beautiful! However, there weren't nearly enough to satisfy the appetite. Is is possible that you have a catalog to order from? Also, do you ship to the U.S.? I live in California and am very interested in your Henry Bed. Please contact me by either e-mail (amiraimage@aol.com) or via mail: Sala Amira Makeda 20687-2 Amar Road, #304 - U.S.A. Walnut, California 91789 Thank you!


Howdy! What an Awesome website! Sometime in the near furure I'll be contacting you for an Elephant Table--and perhaps a few other things. After seeing your Thrones,a plain chair will never "do it for me" again. Amazing work by amazing people. Thank you for exposing us to your beautiful world! Joanna in the USA

best regards, Sheikh Anis Javaid
 


Liebe Sabine, da ich eine andere e-mail-adresse von Dir nicht habe, schreibe ich Dir auf diese sicher nicht der richtige, aber ich hoffe doch zielführende Ort: EIN FROHES FEST und EIN ERFOLGREICHES NEUES JAHR

Gerlinde & Ludwig Buchberger, Wien
PS wir haben schon wieder für Kenia gebucht: 25.2.-13.3.2001 und natürlich wieder D.S.L. Vielleicht können wir uns bei der Gelegenheit einen Wunschtisch kaufen(Du weißt schon, einen ähnlichen, wie Du selbst hast); ferner kannst Du uns eventuell für einen Sansibar- oder Tansaniatrip behilflich sein. Benötigst Du etwas, was Dir mitbringen sollten?

Unsere e-mail-adresse lautet: gerbuch@aon.at


THIS COLLECTION IS A BREATH OF FREASH AIR, I CAN FINALLY FILL MY EMPTY LOFT SPACE WITH ART YET STILL HAVE FURNITURE,LOOKING FOWARD TO DOING BUSINESSWITH YOUR COMPANY IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.

CARL MINGUS & LAWRENCE CUTRIGHT

My name is Lucas VanSickle and I handmake wooden chairs by myself,(cut down, sanded,burnt,finished,and a woven seat). I live in Tallahassee Florida, and the wooden furniture I've seen here is beautiful.

 

 


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