Autumn Winter 2016-2017
2017 diaries African textile hand covered stationeries
A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER Tamiah Designs is owned by me, Kouassi Gaelle. Kouassi is my Ivorian name and Gaelle the French but the usual one. Kouassi is normally a male name in Ivory Coast but my parents wanted a boy so badly that they called me the male version of Akissi. I am a French/ Ivorian African textile crafter. I was born in Paris, France 3 decades ago from Ivorian parents and spent most of my childhood in Ivory Coast surrounded by cheerful and colourful West African textiles also known as Ankara or African wax prints. I was fascinated by them. 5 years ago, I took the plunge and decided to start a business that will enable me to fulfill myself personally and professionally. I also had the unique opportunity to work with my beloved textiles and showcase/promote them in any possible way. So, here I am with Tamiah Designs, named after my daughter. Both Tamiahs are my pride and energy source!
TAMIAH DESIGNS The business is built on a passion for fine textiles, and in particular for African textiles. Their vibrant and colourful attributes are the main source of inspiration.
We are designing and manufacturing handmade accessories for home, office and school using African textiles. For the time being, they are all individually handcrafted in our studio in Bensham, Gateshead, UK.
Also, each piece in the Tamiah Designs line is handcrafted in limited edition batches. This provides a much sought-after appeal to our pieces, while offering unique designs that are handcrafted to the highest standards specifically for our customers.
our range of 2017 planners Our diaries are available in various : - layouts (weekly, daily or hourly), - fabric cover (handmade Bassam batik or African wax prints), - and sizes (A6, slimline, A5 and A4). They are all covered by hand using carefully selected pieces of African textile making them funky, unique and original items. No two diaries are the same because of the way patterns are constructed on African prints. They are simple and practical planners on the inside with a truly unique and special design on the outside! With its bold colours easily noticeable on a desk or in a bag, they are the planners worth keeping for a whole year and you will surely want to get one every year for yourself or as a special gift.
West African Bassam Batik The fabric used on these planners is called Bassam Batik. It is a very specific fabric used for batakari dresses and for decoration purposes. Bassam Batik is handmade using natural dyes and traditional techniques on 100% high quality cotton from Ivory Coast in the coastal city of Bassam near the border with Ghana. It is renown to be one of the best quality batik in West Africa. Ref: 6900.00
African wax print a.k.a Ankara African wax print also known as Ankara print is a type of machine printed fabric originally inspired by Indonesian batik and traditional african patterns. It has intricate tribal-like patterns and colours and is often named after sayings, personalities or occasions. It is also made with 100% cotton using a dye resist wax technique. The colours comply with the local preferences of the customers. Ref: 7652.00
Weekly planners Weekly planners are hardback diaries available in A6, Slimline, A5 and A4 sizes. * Slimline: 3 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 3/8 inches 8.5 x 16 x 1 cms * A6: 4 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 3/8 inches 10 x 15 x 1 cm * A5: 5 7/8 x 8 3/8 x 3/8 inches 15 x 21.5 x 1 cm * A4: 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 x 3/8 inches 21.5 x 29.3 x 1 cm
Ref: TDWA6/TDWSL TDWA6/TDWSL Ref:
Each double page shows the entire week, starting at Monday on the top of the left-hand page & ending on Sunday followed by a notes section at the bottom of the right-hand page. Each page is headed with the month & year. »» Personal Information »» Calendar 2016, 2017 & 2018 »» Conversion Tables »» International Information »» 2017 Holidays & Notable Dates »» General Information »» Notes »» Accounts
£ 9.99 CODE ITEM
Slimline WTV £11.99
Daily and hourly planners Daily planners are hardback diaries available in A6, A5 and A4 sizes.
Hourly (appointment) planners are only available in A5 and A4 sizes.
* A6: 4 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 3/4 inches 10 x 15 x 2 cm * A5: 5 7/8 x 8 3/8 x 3/4 inches 15 x 21.5 x 2 cm * A4: 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 x 3/4 inches 21.5 x 29.3 x 2 cm
Ref: TDDA5 /TDHA5
Each page shows one week day with hours between 9am and 5 pm for the Appointment diary. Saturday and sunday are on the same page. Each page is headed with the month & year. »» Personal Information »» Calendar 2016, 2017 & 2018 »» Conversion Tables »» International Information »» 2017 Holidays & Notable Dates »» General Information »» Notes »» Accounts
A5 Appointment DAP £27.99
TDHA4 A4 Appointment DAP £36.99
Limited edition Limited edition planners are also available such as:
- Multilingual planners in various sizes.
- soft elasticated planners in A7, Slimline, A6 and A5 sizes.
More information is available upon request.
Multilingual planners The insides are high quality diaries made in France. The diaries feature French, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German on each page. CODE ITEM
TDMLPT POCKET 9X12.5 CM
TDMLA6 A6 10X15 CM
TDMLD21 DAILY 13X21 CM
TDMLW24 WEEKLY 16X24 CM
Elasticated planners They are high quality flexi cover weekly diaries. With a central elastic band to keep it closed and concealed and its lightweight, it is the perfect accessory to keep in bags.
MINI A7 WTV
All prices quoted are Recommended Retail Prices (RRP) Inc. VAT. Please get in touch for wholesale enquiries: SALES@TAMIAHDESIGNS.COM
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