Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Based in a craft studio in Bensham, United Kingdom, Tamiah Designs is the brainchild of Kouassi Gaelle, a French Ivorian African textile crafter. Born in Paris 3 decades ago, she spent most of her childhood in the Ivory Coast, West Africa, moving back to France to finish her studies in engineering.
After moving to the UK and losing her father to cancer, Gaelle decided to explore her love of African textiles by opening up her own textile craft business in 2011/2012.
Tamiah Designs is named after my daughter. She was just a fewmonths old when I set up the business.
Every item Tamiah Designs produces is individually handcrafted in limited batches.
Kouassi Gaelle ANGUIE, OWNER/FOUNDER of Tamiah Designs