Tamiah African Fabric Designs
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, 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 her daughter, Ayana Tamiah. She was just a few months old when I set up the business.


Every item Tamiah Designs produces is individually handcrafted in limited batches. 


You can shop most of our products through different channels:




Kouassi Gaelle ANGUIE, Creative Director of Tamiah African Fabric Designs

Curated textiles from Cote d'Ivoire - Baule Indigo Shibori

Bundle of fat quarters of genuine handmade Bassam batik

A selection of Tribal Masks from Ivory Coast is available in our ebay shop 

Craft studio in Gateshead, United Kingdom

Uniwax - Ankara Fabric Made in Ivory Coast

Mudcloth Bogolan from Mali