The artisan Wolof Weavers in Senegal are primarily woman .
The largest market from which to purchase these luxury handmade goods is in the village of Ngaye. Some women travel from rural areas to buy their materials or sell their work on Mondays in this market.
54% of women in Senegal haven’t had formal education. You wouldn't know it because most of them are very good business woman! But they lack access to a larger market to sell their beautiful creations.
Tackussanu Senegal offers them this global platform. We pride ourselves on locating and employing artisan woman that have skills and use traditional techniques.
The process of making the basket is called “coiling”. They take the locally grown grass and recycled plastic strips are wrapped around the grass.
These handmade items are durable, sustainable and eco-friendly.
The artisan woman blend traditional Senegasle weaving techniques with a modern design to create handmade luxury good for placement in your home or office.
At Tackassanu we work with our weavers directly. There is no middleman. This guarantees the artisan weaver a regular, fair, secure income for the products.
We love the opportunity to communicate directly with our artisans and co-create the designs, shapes and color selections. This also helps ensure that quality is maintained among the many people working.
Jasz & Cheikh, along with our weavers, want to thank you for your purchase!!!
Meet Fatou kine fall
She lives in Ndoukoura, a village in Senegal next to Ngaye. She’s 35 years old. Kine has been married13 years, she has 2 boys and 2 girls. She started weaving basket at the early age of 10 old. Her mom taught her how to weave, she also is a weaver. Kine family couldn’t afford for her to travel to school 54% of women don’t have formal education in Senegal, of the population 69% of men do get either secular or religious education. Kine is the oldest and was responsible with helping her mom make baskets and sell at the market of Ngaye she was able to learn fast and start working for herself able to pay for her meals & very basic necessities. Once Kine got married and started a family of her own her families cost to live or survive become very hard. Imagine going to a market buying the material to make a few baskets coming back to sale them and competing with 100’s of other weavers. Sales would be seldom to the point the trip to the market was not worth it. On one of her seldom trips to the market in January 2020 one of are team members Khaly came across Kine a match made in heaven she wanted to work from home and Tackussanu was launching new products and we needed a dependable weaver with great skill in her trade it was a match! Kine is our main weaver ! We asked kine “what she thinks about working with us” she said working with us helps her stay home care of her children most importantly it provides her a stable income for herself and her family!