Classic Stripe Pillow Cover

Classic Stripe Pillow Cover

from 38.00


Believing that African crafts had been overlooked by globalization and were in danger of disappearing, the founders of Tensira envisioned a company that would promote West African creations. Today, Tensira has more than 40 full-time employees in its Republic of Guinea workshops who weave, dye, and sew the linen used in the company's designs, and the company also works with dozens of independent artisans who thread, shell kapok, and dye indigo. Tensira has also organized a training school for young people in the area who want to become professional weavers, and it offers its employees fair salaries—one full-time salary covers the living expenses for approximately ten family members—and good working conditions.

  • All fabrics are 100% cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven, and hand-dyed in Tensira's workshops in Guinea, West Africa
  • Irregularities in the fabric’s texture and slight variations in its colors are characteristic of the artisanal technique and not a defect
  • Please note that the fabric’s background is off-white, not pure white
  • Pillow insert not included
  • Small: measures 20" x 20"
  • Large: measures 24" x 24"
  • Striped, check, and plain fabrics: machine wash warm; indigo fabrics: machine wash separately in cold water
  • Decorative pillow insert sold separately 
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