Tensira Indigo Throw VI
This indigo cotton throw is a versatile textile that can used as a tablecloth, picnic blanket or on a sofa or chair. All of Tensira's indigo throws are hand-spun, hand-dyed and hand-woven in their workshops in Guinea in West Africa.
- Size: 63” x 49”
- Color: light indigo & white
- 100% cotton
- Handmade in Republic of Guinea
- Read our blog post on how to style a throw blanket
Artisan & Story:
These gorgeous indigo throws are the masterful work of Tensira - the business of wife and husband team, Tuulia and Hamidou. Their mission is to create long-lasting work for West African artisans in a sustainable and responsible manner. Hamidou’s mother was an indigo dyer in Guinea for 40 years, and Tensira infuses this centuries-old technique with modern design interpretations. All of their cotton is hand-spun, hand-woven and hand-dyed in workshops in Guinea.
Indigo originated many centuries ago in India and made its way to Africa through ancient trade routes. True indigo comes from indigo plants that grow in the mountains of Guinea and other regions of Africa. Dying is a labor of a love that takes much time and patience to produce a high-quality product. Tie-dyed patterns require nearly 3,600 ties that are separately attached and then detached after dying in order to create 1 meter of fabric.