TENSIRA

Tensira

About Our Artisan Partner


Based in the Republic of Guinea, TENSIRA is committed to creating sustainable income opportunities for craft communities within West Africa. It was founded by husband and wife duo, Hamidou Diallo and Tuulia Makinen Diallo, who blend Nordic design with traditional West African craftsmanship to create their beautifully unique linen collections.

The organization is named after a small village that specializes in indigo dyeing, where Hamidou Diallo grew up. His mother was an artisanal indigo dyer for over four decades and became a key source of inspiration. TENSIRA currently supports more than 60 full-time artisan collaborators at its workshop in Conakry and works with dozens more independent craftspeople.

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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.

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Tie-Dye Indigo Kitchen Towel - No. 2

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Cook up new recipes with this hand-dyed indigo kitchen towel. The perfect pop of blue for any hook or handle — this item is 100 percent cotton and hand-woven, and...

Details

  • Approximately 28" long x 20" wide
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C

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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

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Republic of Guinea

COUNTRY: REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

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Technique: Weaving

TECHNIQUE: WEAVING

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