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 Designs
Curated textiles from Cote d'Ivoire - Baule Indigo Shibori
Bundle of fat quarters of genuine handmade Bassam batik
Awoulaba Tote Bag
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