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About Ashione Gallery


Ashione Gallery was opened in 1992 as a result of the paucity in quality in African works of art available to the regular person. The Gallery quickly became a leader in authentic African art and carries only museum quality artifacts.


We are about Africa and enlightenment through African art. 

This mission compels us to:

  • On going in depth research of the African art market for selection of superior value art works.

  • Provide prospective buyers with information. In some cases, Ashione Gallery is able to provide intriguing data not commonly available.

  • Create environments that inspire cultural and contextual understanding of African art.

  • Foster milieus for sharing and enjoying stories of Africa and African travels. Our "Boomer" and "Millennial" populations seem especially fond of these avenues, where they eagerly share and relive their African experiences with like minded others. Our class, style and passion for Africa have set us apart and enabled us to develop settings that customers find meaningful. 

In so doing: 

  • We have become a celebrity favorite, and have been visited by megastars like, Robin Williams, Sara Jessica Parker, Will Farrell, Mary-Kate Olson, Spike Lee, Kehinde Wiley, Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson, Matthew Broderick, Iman and David Bowie, Jerry Coony, and more recently added, Bryant Gumbel of HBO Sports, Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover, and the fantastic chef, Marcus Samuelsson, to this illustrious list.

  • Have become a press favorite and have been featured in the various press below.

  • Have been seen in social media, media sharing, corporate websites and fashion blogs.

  • Proudly attracted loyal and dynamic customers, some of whose reviews and shout outs you will also find below.

We are grateful to all.

As Seen in Newspapers and Magazines:

The New York Times

The Amsterdam News

The French publication, Numero

The Westchester NY publication, Spotlight

The Villager

Downtown Resident


The City Sun


Profiles International

Dark Beauty Magazine 

Movies and Television:

Sex in the City

Cool in Your Code

Eye on Africa

And the movie "1999"

Radio Shows:

The African Show, WKCR 89.9 FM, New York. Thurs. nights-

10pm-12 midnight, weekly. This show is run out of Columbia University. You may listen now and thank us later!

And the City College Radio Show, located in Harlem at Convent Avenue and 137th Street.

Social Media, Media Sharing, Corporate Websites and Fashion Blogs:

La La Lopez:

Sketch 42:

American Pursuits:

Manhattan Sideways:

Sahara TV:

Read More about Ashione Gallery's Connections on the

Ashione-yan Page.

As Seen in

Newspapers and Magazines:

Ashione Gallery's brass and silver chokers were featured in

Dark Beauty Magazine

Leonid Gurevich (Styling) Jason Setiawan (Photography) 

Ashione Gallery appeared in the French magazine, Numero,

with the exclusive designs (Above and Below).

Beaded Maasai Necklace by Ashione Gallery

Dark Beauty Magazine      

Leonid Gurevich (Styling) Jason Setiawan (Photography)

Social Media, Media Sharing,

Corporate Websites and Fashion Blogs:

American Pursuits, the brain child of Emmanuel Hahn, shares fascinating stories of immigrants and their American experience. Emmanuel Hahn, a consummate photographer, has wonderfully captured the story of our founder and CEO, Nnennaya Onyejuruwa, telling of her American journey in both her business and personal life. Please click on the picture to go to American Pursuits and once you get to the website please click on the picture to read the story. 

Manhattan Sideways, founded by fabulous Betsy Polivy (Go Betsy!), is a wonderful company that showcases different businesses and organizations that are off the beaten path, the side streets of New York. They seem to have embraced Ashione Gallery and recently shared our story on their website and at an exhibition at Manhattan Borough President's office, Gale Brewer. Please click on the photo and it will send you to Manhattan Sideways

Sahara tv's, Chika Oduah, interviews Nnennaya Onyejuruwa of Ashione Gallery. The focus of this interview is to demystify African art and offer some history of Ashione Gallery. 

Customer Reviews

When you click on the links below the reviews,

be sure to follow the prompter. Some older reviews may no longer be available. 

Our old addresses were:

41 perry street, New York, NY 10014, and

120 West 25th St., Rear Gallery NY, NY 10001

Ashione Gallery 

*****(5 star rating)


"Ashione is wonderful. I have bought the most amazing pieces there for myself and I am always proud to give the art work as gifts. I will return again and again. Thank you!"

Posted by Vienna Winston 6/14/07 - user review

*****(5 star rating)

Best Quality Art

"I am just amazed by the quality of the art at this gallery. It really is museum quality and unlike what I've found at other places. (who does the buying? It's top notch!) I really like the level of professionalism I found in the staff and yet I liked that my imagination was tapped by the breadth of work that I saw full respect and the highest rating possible

Pros: Environment

Cons: I can only think of good things. This place made quite an impression on me."

Posted by alanaday 10/2/06 - user review

Ashione Art Gallery

Alina H. writes:

"Why can't I give 10 stars?"

I love this place!...the ambience is like none other. And the thing that really got me is the quality of the African art. I'm a real collector and I have to..."

New York Reviews:

Ashione Art Gallery

**** ( 4 out of 5 stars)

Aryn M. says. "This place is amazing. We went in just to browse, but we ended up talking...about African traditions...and ourselves"

Ashione Gallery

"This gallery (actually...) is a cut

above...100% Ashione Art...NY NY"

Galleries & Dealers. Open list

"The Ashione Art Gallery has an ecclectic collection of hand crafted art from the African continent. Everything from wood items to jewelry. The staff was very nice when I visited and explained to me what each piece I was interested in meant! and where it was from and what materials were used to construct it."

Posted by Herald O.

**** (4 out of 5 stars) 9/15/2013

Posted by Katie S. Manhattan, NY

I visited Ashione Gallery today and was greeted with the most amazing salesperson. I feel terrible that I can't remember her name, but she was very intuitive, informative and personable. I loved every minute of shopping for earrings for my dear friend. So much so, that I was happily talked into buying myself a lovely pair of African Fulani Earrings. They are an authentic African boutique filled with sculptures, jewelry, and paintings. I hope everyone antiquing on 25th street stops in to see the amazing things Ashione has to offer! They are also tied to a site: which connects people with great organizations and charities that help countries all over. I was told many celebrities frequent the place for their own collections, but I didn't need to know that to feel like a celebrity myself. Thank you so much for such a poignant and memorable experience.

More Shout Outs and Testimonials...

Believe it! We are also the cat's meow!!

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