Republic of Guinea

  • Cambodia Republic of Guinea

Located in West Africa, the Republic of Guinea is bordered by Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, with the Atlantic Ocean located to the west. Guinea features four geographic regions: Lower Guinea (which includes the coast and coastal plain), Fouta Djallon, Upper Guinea, and the Guinea Highlands.

Guinea’s largely unexplored mineral reserves position it for future economic growth. The country is home to the world’s largest known reserves of bauxite and vast quantities of high-grade iron ore. Despite this potential, nearly 50 percent of the population lives below the poverty line (as of 2006). Agricultural activities make up approximately 75 percent of employment, and industrial employment makes up less than 10 percent.

With an overall strong population growth, Guinea’s population reached more than 11.8 million in July 2018. French is the official language, with several native languages present as well. Approximately 89 percent of the population practices Islam; 6.8 percent practice Christianity. Since the mid-1980s, a growing number of refugees have resettled in Guinea, including individuals from neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

THE ARTISANS

TENSIRA

TENSIRA

learn more

PRODUCTS FROM REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

Quickshop

Indigo Tie-Dye Tote - No. 2

$ 68.00

Say hello to your new favorite tote bag. This beautiful indigo piece fuses Nordic design and traditional West-African craftsmanship. It features an interior pocket, knotted details, and perfect-length straps for...

Details

  • Approximately 17" tall x 13" wide; 10" handle drop
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C.

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Indigo Tie-Dye Tote - No. 3

$ 68.00

Say hello to your new favorite tote bag. This beautiful indigo piece fuses Nordic design and traditional West-African craftsmanship. It features an interior pocket, knotted details, and perfect-length straps for...

Details

  • Approximately 17" tall x 13" wide; 10" handle drop
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C.

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Indigo Tie-Dye Tote - No. 1

$ 68.00

Say hello to your new favorite tote bag. This beautiful indigo piece fuses Nordic design and traditional West-African craftsmanship. It features an interior pocket, knotted details, and perfect-length straps for...

Details

  • Approximately 17" tall x 13" wide; 10" handle drop
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C.

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Indigo Tie-Dye Floor Cushion - No. 4

$ 198.00

Lounge in style with this hand-dyed indigo floor pillow. This pillow comes ready-to-use, with a side zipper and stuffed insert made from kapok: a hypoallergenic, biodegradable tree fiber known for...

Details

  • Approximately 30" long x 22" wide x 6" tall
  • Materials: 100% cotton; filled with natural kapok
  • Cover is removable
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Insert is dry clean only. Machine wash cover separately at 86°F / 30°C.

Ask us a question

 

Stay In The Loop


sign up for our e-newsletter

receive emails about our artisans, new products, and gifts that create opportunity.

no thanks