Tensira Pillow - Dark Indigo Stripes

$ 94.00


A lovely small pillow made of a cotton pillow cover with an envelope closure and an insert stuffed with the natural fiber kapok. These measure 16" by 16".

100% cotton, insert filled with kapok. 

Designed in France, made in West Africa by Tensira

Tensira is designed by husband-and-wife duo- Hamidou and Tuulia Diallo. Their mission is to foster sustainable working environments for craft communities in West Africa - where Hamidou is from. Based in Paris, their designs have a European sensibility. This in combination with the handwork of traditional ways of dying and crafting make these very special pieces with a unique feel. We are so attracted to this combination of influences and ways of production. The indigo dying is inspired by Hamidou's mother who was an indigo dyer for 40 years. Tensira now supports 60 collaborators in the Republic of Guinea and dozens of individual craftsmen and women through the region. The textiles are hand-spun and hand-woven on traditional looms. The mission of the company is a beautiful one - we love Tensira and are so happy to welcome their new line of tablecloths into our shop!