Unique Hand Painted Textile Creations from Zambia

In other news –African Ambience is pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive distributors of the “Bush Stories” and “Sacred Scribes” designs

 “AFRICAN AMBIENCE” was borne from a passion for wildlife conservation in Africa. John and Angela Lemon, founders of “African Ambience” have been doing conservation in Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia with the endangered Painted Dog over the last 12 years.  It was during a field trip to Zambia that a community development initiative called “Tribal Textiles” was discovered.

“AFRICAN AMBIENCE” is now the Australian Stockist for these beautiful creations.

Tribal Textiles is located in the heart of the African bush in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia.  This rural craft generates employment and self sufficiency in the community, and supports and promotes fair trade. Not only are these products individually created by local artisans, but by employing local people this not only creates skills and capacity building, but also brings income into the community.

In addition, in conjunction with the government, local community and private investors, Tribal Textiles was able to establish “Malimba” –the local school. They continue to support the school and it continues to grow and prosper (see Products-Malimba page for further information). In fact, we stock a range of products specifically to raise funds for Malimba Community School.

As you can see, these products are not only unique in their design, but truly support the community in which they were created.

Products range from greeting cards, cushion covers, table runners, tablecloths, placemats, napkins, bed linen, wall hangings and a great children’s range-including height charts, rucksacks and hats. All products are available in a range of both traditional and contemporary designs.

All products are made from 100% cotton sourced from Southern Africa and can be hand washed in warm water.


African Ambience” is located in Perth, Australia and can be contacted as follows:


Telephone: +61 8 9455 6073 or Mobile: 0419 937 258

Postal: 49 Waratah Boulevard, Canning Vale, Western Australia 6155 AUSTRALIA

ABN: 66 761 395 256


What We Do

We import Hand Painted textiles from "Tribal Textiles" in Zambia.  AFRICAN AMBIENCE is the Australian stockist for these unique products.

We believe in Fair Trade and Community Development initiatives. By selling these textiles, not only does this showcase the talent of these individuals, but capacity builds the 100 staff that Tribal Textiles employs.

About Us

We sell Retail to the general public; however WHOLESALE ENQUIRIES WELCOME. Please note-for any special orders where stock is not at hand, please allow approximately 6 weeks as each piece is individually hand painted in Zambia

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE VIA PAYPAL THROUGH THE SHOPPING CART-However, if you wish to purchase through DIRECT FUNDS TRANSFER or CREDIT CARD, please e-mail Angela at


We now offer the convenience of IN HOUSE TRIBAL TEXTILES PARTIES!  If you are interested in hosting a "TRIBAL TEXTILES" PARTY, please contact Angela to book a suitable time-hassle free and the convenience of shopping at home!

New stock has arrived, including the NEW Children's design "BUSH STORIES". A Delightful design where you create the story!

ABN: 66 761 395 256
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