KWESIYA HOME

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We care about the world and our place in it.

Preserving the ancient craft techniques we work with is important to us — we strive to do our part in ensuring that these crafts, and the history, language, and culture that surrounds them, endure in the face of mass production.

By pairing traditional textile techniques with contemporary designs, we can assist in bringing the work of our artisan partners to a wider market.

We think that by working within the realm of responsible design, we can do our part in improving the world and people’s lives on an individual level – whether it’s our customers, our employees, or the artisans we work with. 

OUR MATERIALS

We work hard to source natural and sustainable materials. Our woven cotton are colored with natural dyes. We partner with small-batch producers to ensure quality. Each handmade piece is the result of a careful production process, and we hope that you can see and feel the difference. 

Handwoven Textile

Mudcloth

African Mudcloth is a handwoven textile originating in Mali also known by the name "Bogolan" or "Bogolanfini".

The word "bògòlanfini" is a composite of bɔgɔ, meaning "earth" or "mud"; lan, meaning "with" or "by means of"; and fini, meaning "cloth"

Cotton yarns are woven in narrow strips, then sewn together to create larger pieces of fabric, then dyed with fermented mud.

African prints

ANKARA

Commonly known as “African prints”, ”African wax prints” “Ankara", they are 100% cotton fabrics with vibrant patterns.

The dye is applied over the top to create beautiful colourful intricate designs through a wax-resist dyeing technique originally from Indonesia called Batik

FABRIC

FASO DAN FANI

The Faso Dan Fani is the most qualitative African Fabric made in Burkina Faso, it literally means :

“Woven cloth of the Fatherland”

It remains the basis for the production of festive and ceremonial clothing in Burkina Faso. One Africa’s top cotton producers with a non GMO culture of cotton.

We're happy to support the local industry through our creations.



Moroccan - Egyptian

HANDWOVEN COTTON

Traditionally handwoven by artisans in Marrakesh, the fabrics used to make these cushions are made from 100% organic cotton, using traditional wooden loom.

Thoses techniques, patterns and styles can be traced back to the 15th century. When Moorish of Al Andalous brought with them the secrets of their trades in Fez.

Since then the craft has been passed down generation to generation.

The most gorgeous goods for your home, from around the world.
All thoughtfully designed & ethically crafted.