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Tribal arts, resources, world religions, Sacramento info, online magazines & discussions groups, advocacy & charitable groups - you name it you MIGHT find it here...

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bulletThe Bead Fetish
Located just two doors down from Zanzibar is Sacramento's premier bead store - and they have a great new online website!  Lots of unique and one of a kind beads including the new bracelet  sliders!


bulletSecond Saturday Art Walk in Sacramento  The ultimate site if you're looking to visit Sacramento's monthly Second Saturday Art Walk and Gallery night.  Vern Rowe is a great friend and client from Sacramento who is, in our opinion, the finest tattoo artist working in a tattoo parlor in Sacramento!  Known as the Mad Tatter, this guy really is the best at creating new original tattoos, doing cover ups and redo's and is a true artist.


bulletPhoenix Framing & Gallery
Abundio owns Phoenix Framing and Art Gallery right next door to our midtown gallery - and is our official framer.  Abundio has done AMAZING framing for us - a true artist in every way.  Visit his online gallery to see what artist his gallery is featuring or if you have something - even something tribal or unique - let Abundio frame it for you - his prices are VERY competitive and he does great work!


bulletSacramento Midtown Grid
A great website for people living in Midtown Sacramento!



bulletBeads of Bali
Our good friends Robert and Budi own this online bead store specializing in silver beads fromt he magical island of Bali.  Previously they owned Bali Kingdom in Sacramento, now they are based in San Francisco. 

bulletSacramento News & Review Newspaper
Sacramento's FREE local paper...

bulletA boutique hotel and spa - The Inn at Parkside
A great place to stay while visiting Sacramento - and their spa is extra sweet, as well!

bulletInside Publications - Info. on Sacramento - a great resource!

bulletSacramento Farmer's Markets - locations & times
Mmmm Fresh Tomatoes, strawberries, honey, nuts and even fresh flowers - local farmer's markets are the way to go...

bulletThe BEST CAR MECHANIC in Sacramento! Howard & Sons Automotive

bulletEcos - Environmental Council of Sacramento
is a coalition of environmental and civic organizations with a concerned about coordinated land use and transportation planning that discourages urban sprawl, preservation and enhancment of the ecology of our open spaces, and reduction of pollution in our air, water, and land.

bulletNadeau - Furniture with a Soul
Fine quality yet affordable imported furniture from Indonesia and India. Scott's impressed and he doesn't impress easily! Sacramento location is on Richards Blvd.




African Masks at 
This is Zanzibar's sister site that features authentic, danced and used ethnographic, vintage and antique African masks as well as regalia, costumes, figures, dolls, neckrests and headrests, tools, weapons, shields, doors and other tribal art from Africa and Oceania, Papua New Guinea and other traditional cultures.


bulletArchaic Art
A beautifully done website featuring rare Oceanic items.
Beads of Bali offers a fine selection of Bali sterling silver beads and findings, Ojime-style pendants, and other unique beads from Indonesia.

bulletJembetat Gallery of African Art
Jembetat Gallery of African Art - If you are looking for high-end African artwork or are in the New York area, check out this site. Great website!
bulletLost World Arts
Lost World Arts - If you are looking for very high-end collectibles, try this site...

bulletOceanic Art
Oceanic Art - An upscale gallery in Hawaii with some very nice items...

bulletPrimitive Destinations Int'l
Ken and his wife, Sugih specialize in the art of the Asmat from Irian Jaya. Wonderful people - they have great quality items at reasonable prices and are two of the nicest people you will ever meet!
bulletTribal Art Magazine
Tribal Art Magazine - Both an online and published magazine for the discussion of Ethnographic arts.

bulletArt Pacific
A very cool website with wonderful articles, maps, descriptions and personal journals. Carolyn Leigh and Ron Perry - longtime collectors and explorers of New Guinea have a FANTASTIC website. Carolyn has done a wonderful job of writing many fascinating and educational articles.

bulletDharma Haven
A site with great resources for those interested in Nepal & Tibet. Want to know more about traditions, ceremonies and ritual items, the folks at Dharma Haven have really done a beautiful job putting together a VERY well researched and informed site. I highly recommend a visit!


bulletWood Print Blocks from India at
A website that features hand carved wooden print blocks , tjaps, stamps and carvings for imprinting on textiles, cloth, paper and even for henna tattoos!  Really cool Indian designs and contemporary, too!  Vintage and antique wooden blocks as well as newly carved ones.



Importing/Exporting laws, CITES, Fish & Game, Edangered Species, etc.

Zanzibar Trading Company FULLY cooperates with all levels of government in relation to strict adherence to current laws regarding importing and selling tribal art. Zanzibar DOES NOT offer for sale items to be of illegal or questionable nature. We keep abreast of all laws and encourage our clients to do the same

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

bulletUS Department of Fish & Wildlife

bulletCalifornia Penal Codes on selling Animal Parts

bullet Threatened and Endangered Animals and Plants
The US Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Act and Federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants.

bulletCalifornia Department of Fish & Game website
Conserving California's wildlife since 1870...


WWF (World Wildlife Fund), Charles Darwin Foundation, the Nature Conservancy and many others listed here along with Government programs on protecting our fragile planet...submissions of other sites welcome! Zanzibar Trading Company SUPPORTS most of the organizations listed... sometimes with just a small donation and sometimes in other ways. Get involved!...and make some changes is within your grasp!

bulletConvention on Biological Divercity
Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. Great resource site!

bullet The World Heritage Convention

bulletUNEP - The United Nations Environment Program

bulletThe Charles Darwin Foundation
The Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting conservation, education, and scientific research in and on behalf of the Galapagos Islands.

bulletThe World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

bulletThe Nature Conservancy

bulletThe Makindu Childrens Program

bulletFINCA (Village Banking) - Small Loans, Big Changes
FINCA (The Foundation for International Community Assistance) has been helping families to create their own solutions to poverty since 1984. An anti-poverty organization that provides financial services to low-income families in third world countries. They offer small loans (often as little as $75 - $100) and a savings program to those turned down by traditional banks, believing that even the poor have a right to financial services. With these loans, families can invest in, and build, their own small businesses and their income-earning capacity.

bullet Center for Biological Diversity - because life is good
Ancient forests, free-flowing rivers, living oceans and deserts and the abundance of life they contain: all these, having evolved over millions of years, are in danger of vanishing from the world within decades. In the grips of an explosion of extinctions that is unprecedented in history, we are now seeing the disappearance of biological and habitat diversity across the globe as wild lands and waters are desecrated and species are driven extinct.

bulletCenter for Ecosystem Survival

bulletRainforest Concern

bulletHiefer International - providing livestock to end hunger

bulletThe Blue Frontier Campaign

bulletThe San Juan Island Preservation Trust
The San Juan Preservation Trust is dedicated to helping people protect the wildlife, scenery, and traditional way of life of the unique San Juan Islands through the preservation and careful use of land. The San Juan Islands are off northwest Washington state, nestled between Seattle, Washington and Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The San Juan Islands are a blessing of extraordinary beauty and abundant nature. Wind-swept shorelines, broad vistas, quiet forests, vital wildlife habitats, scenic farm lands...all are part of our special heritage.

bulletEarth Trust - The Global Innovators for wildlife & the invironment

bullet The Ocean Conservancy
Advocates for wild, healthy oceans...

bulletSea Web
SeaWeb is a project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it. The ocean plays a critical role in our everyday life and in the future of our planet. We believe that as more people understand this and begin to appreciate the earth as a water planet, they will take actions to conserve the ocean and the web of life it supports.

bulletDiane Fossey Organization


bulletAmazon Watch
Amazon Watch works to defend the environment and rights of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin. Visit this website - but we warn you... it'll make you sad...AND ANGRY.

bulletAmazon Rainforest Organization

bulletThe Rainforest Alliance

bulletCITES - the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

bulletFree Tibet Campaign - Free Tibet Campaign stands for the Tibetans' right to determine their own future. It campaigns for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the Tibetans' fundamental human rights to be respected. It is independent of all governments and is funded

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting various projects.




bulletCool VIRTUAL EGYPT @ the British Museum

bulletEarth Crash - Documenting the Collapse of a Dying Planet
Earth Crash is a unique web site dedicated to documenting Earth's environmental collapse due to the accumulated impacts of human activity. It contains articles on hundreds of environmental subjects, including the most recent important developments reported by a wide variety of reputable news sources, including the BBC, the journal Science, and many more. It is typically updated 3-4 times a week.

bulletFact Monster


bullet CIA Database & Maps
Believe it or not, the CIA is a GREAT place to research countries, cultures, current events.. and find wonderful maps, too... very educational. While I don't necessarily support all the CIA's actions.. their website is a good resource.

bulletFact Monster Website
A great resource website - news, encyclopedia, dictionary, games and more... good place to search for information.

bulletGreat Language Translation software - free



bulletLonely Planet Travel Guidebooks Online
One of our favorite guidebook lines...BUY the book.. but also lots of GREAT resources online, as well...

bulletMoon Publications online...
Another favorite...great travel books!




bulletHindu Resources online

bulletIntroduction to Hinduism

bullet Information on Hinduism
A great resource for those with questions about Hinduism...Ten most common questions, Basics on Gods, Symbols, Karma...great resource with interactive vocabulary, books online & more!...


bullet So you want to consider Buddhism?

bulletGreat site for general information on Buddhism, Nepal & Tibet



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