AfricaCraftsAfricaCrafts is a brand that specializes in African art and crafts.
Its website features a selection of items from African artists and craftsmen, many of whom have traveled to Israel.
The site also features items from countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal.
The shop sells everything from African prints and paper products to jewelry and jewelry bracelets.
In the past, AfricaCraft was part of the e-commerce site Etsy, but it closed this year.
Etsy’s head of international commerce and partnerships, Andrew Hock, confirmed to The Jerusalem Pana on Monday that the shop was shutting down as of March 31, 2019.
He also noted that the website will remain available for purchase for a limited time.
“This is a great loss to the African community,” said Hock.
“I can’t believe that the brand is gone, and it’s sad.”
A few African crafts have been offered for sale through the site, but the prices are steep.
One of the most popular items on the site is a “faux ivory bracelet” with an image of a smiling African man and woman, said Haider.
“You have to pay $200 for it, and then it’s going to be a pain to wear,” he said.
“There are also very ugly ones.”
A “bamboo rope necklace” with a picture of a man with his hands up on a bamboo pole is also sold for $300.
Haider said that a similar item from the same country, “a wooden necklace with a smiling face,” sells for $200.
The African crafts store was one of many that have been shuttered since November 2016.
“It’s really sad because it’s been very hard on our community,” he told The Jerusalem Daily.
“We don’t know where we are going to go next, and this is a good thing.”