Designed by Oriane Pereira Lino as part of a 6 week artistic residency in 2016 that brought together refugee designers and artisans. The motif of these cushions draws inspiration from the decorative design of the Tashkat, a Tuareg embroidered necklace traditionally crafted from leather and detailed with pearls and sequins.
This design is called Etrane meaning constellation.
Afrika Tiss is an initiative based in Burkina Faso and France whose aim is to promote craftsmanship as a lever for economic and social development. The enterprise brings together creators, designers and craftsmen to encourage the sharing of knowledge and skills to create innovative products.