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Lamu or Lamu Town is a small town on Lamu Island. This diverse island has become a variety of cultures and traditions from all its European, African, Arab and Asian influences. Lamu Old Town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001


"The archipelago first settled by Arab sailors in the 7th century soon became an important trading community for the export of ivory rhinoceros horn and tortoise shell that were readily available in the area. It is said that many Arabs that came to the East African coast found life pleasanter with the local tribesmen than at home so decided to stay. With them they bought their religion and culture that still remains a vibrant society, yet in love with its traditions." - MH

Small market at Lamu, 1977

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints:Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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