Tackussanu Senegal baskets are handmade by the artisan women in Rural Areas of Senegal. The baskets are made ethically and naturally sourced. These Artisan women have skills and traditional techniques that have been passed down through many generations. They work from home, usually weaving under mango trees in the late afternoon and evening. The process of making the basket is called "coiling". They take the locally grown grass and it is wrapped in recycled plastic strips. Making these items durable, sustainable & eco-friendly.
Tackussanu Senegal allows artisans to extend their market from local to global, allowing them the opportunity for independence and empowerment. Tackussanu’s goal is to give a sense of pride and stability that would help female artisans in Senegal access the global market. Founded by Cheikh Biaye, from Senegal and Jasz Diop, from the Bronx, NY. Tackussanu came into the being after Jasz came up with the brilliant idea of creating Tackussanu and Cheikh helped to facilitate a relationship with artisan women living in rural Senegal. Cheikh and Jasz combined their passions to bring us beautiful handmade basket goods to the states and to empower women.
Cheik Biaye was born and raised in Senegal, he arrived in the United States of America in 2016 bringing with him the welcoming spirit to pursue his dreams. “I have seen how investing in women and supporting women, in general, is a powerful way to transform communities.” -Cheikh. Jasz was born and raised in New York, she is an extraordinary woman that keeps her head up high with love, courage & freedom that one would admire. They both share that spirit of hospitality and the same vision of bringing that spirit into your home.
Thank you for supporting their work and allowing their traditions to be passed down through families and into the global marketplace.