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ABOUT US      

HOW WE WORK

FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS

We feel it is important for you to know with whom you are dealing. Below is a small testimonial from our representatives in Zimbabwe, the ones you will be dealing with should you wish to make any enquiries, request any photos or place any orders.

 

     

Craig Hollinshead: Was born in Harare in 1973. He obtained a BCom(hons) from Rhodes University prior to embarking on a career in Financial Management. Having become the Financial Controller of a large insurance company, he took the opportunity to go into business for himself. This led to the development of a global vision for the marketing and distribution of African Arts and Interiors. He has committed his future to Africa and the realisation of the global dream. This lead to the attainment of the sole sourcing contract for the ZuluExclusive group.

 

    

Bryan Daly: Recently disposed of a large Tourist Transportation company based on Lake Kariba. As he is a very experienced businessman who was looking to commit to a new venture and being a close friend of Craig's, they developed the Global Vision together while on a trip around the world. He is a very strong Operations Manager and speaks a number of the local dialects. He has travelled very extensively regionally and internationally and has business contacts in a number of the world's major business centres.

    

Ivan Carter: We are very happy to have formed a distributor alliance with Ivan Carter.  Ivan has been in the safari and marketing business for the last 15 years and grew to be one of Africa’s top professional guides. He has a website www.ivancarter.com, although he is not guiding anymore he is a wealth of knowledge in that area . His passion for Africa and its peoples and lands is infectious and we are very excited to have him on our team. Based in Orlando Florida , Ivan is doing our pr and distribution logistics as well as running our warehousing and showroom there

As you can see our sourcing team is very well balanced and has proved to be highly efficient and reliable.  With this in mind we gladly promise to you a hassle free experience with us!


Our Vision  To be the worlds foremost provider of high quality African artworks

Our Mission  To provide an efficient, hassle free delivery service for the full range of African Artworks to clients anywhere in the world.



How We Work?


   

 



Curio City (Private) Limited is the sole sourcing agent for the ZuluExclusive group. Based in Msasa Zimbabwe, Curio City has extensive warehouses, packing facilities and a comprehensive Quality Control section

We purchase from selected artists direct. We have formed a good relationship with them over time and because of the shared mutual trust from the large quantities that we buy they are happy to offer us good prices. These artists sell from places like Tengenenge, Kubatana, Chitungwiza, and a variety of roadside markets.  

   

 


We personally check each item for quality. We take measurements, artists name etc. We try to buy in bulk from artists, this way we obtain lower prices. Packing is probably one of the most important stages when exporting. After carefully selecting, each piece is individually wrapped at our premises by our own packers. Normally pieces are covered in shredded paper first, then wrapped in plastic and finally crated.

 

 





To see how our carvings are made,
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Documentation and Exportation

We handle all documentation and export logistics to suite your needs. We will export your shipment using the most appropriate means of transportation. Please see our shipping page for expected costs and further information.




Quality
is very important to us, we will carefully select your range of goods to offer you quality, originality and uniqueness. We make no apologies for not offering uniform shapes and dimensions. We believe the craftsmen should not compromise tradition and style handed down through the generations in order to conform to European ideals of size and standardisation.





Feedback from Previous Buyers


 

Our buying experience from Zulu Exclusive can only be categorized as excellent!  The entire team are friendly, helpful and efficient and will always go “that extra mile” to help.  The selection of works is vast and varied ensuring that all tastes and pockets are accommodated.  Our containers are enthusiastically anticipated, opening the crates is like a giant Christmas present, the pieces are always even better than we expected.  We recommend “Zulu” without reserve!

Bridged Lott: A Spot of Africa, Vancouver Canada

 

 

I just wanted to let you all know that we did indeed receive the sculpture!  It arrived just fine and when we all opened it today ... with the recipient, my husband's sister ... we were all delighted!  It is a very fine piece of art, we all agree’.   Tina Horton: Pensacola, Florida


 The birds came around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. They are beautiful! The additional sculptures are as well and very much appreciated. Everything was packed with meticulous care. Thank you and your community of artists. I have longed to have a representation of the bird that graced the precincts of ancient Zimbabwe and you and your community have made this possible for me. My husband has fallen in love with the birds and wants to have one for his office. I cannot thank you enough!  Paula Roper (US)
 
Absolutely wonderful! I could see each and every piece was very carefully selected, the range in standard stone lines and difference in carving in each piece was just superb. What more can  I say - we are thrilled with each and every creation!
 My sincere thanks to every member of the team!  Karen Clegg (Canada)
 

‘Just like Christmas! The statues look so much better in real life than in the photos. The packing was excellent. The art really is spectacular.’

Ongoing Client Canada

 

 

'Many thanks for all the fine work. We unloaded all and I am delighted to confirm that all seems to be in order. We have unpacked several for immediate display at the showroom and we are most pleased with the selection we made and the quality.'

Repeat Client Singapore

 

'I just want to say the pieces so far look fantastic!

I’m very happy with the quality of the carving on these Standard Stone pieces!
Outstanding!

I just want to say thank you for the great service you give me.

It's always a pleasure doing business with you.

Another Repeat Client Canada

 

 

We are happy to put you in touch with any of these buyers

 
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