Aïssa Dione

Aïssa Dione is a Senegalese artist and designer focussing on traditional hand weaving.

Artist and designer Aissa Dione has been creating contemporary interpretations of traditional Mandjaque hand weaving for more than 15 years for her two stores in Dakar, as well as for the high-end export markets in New York, Paris, Italy and South Africa.

The products have been featured in Elle Decor and Magazine Maison Francaise. Some of the fabrics have been selected by firms such as Hermès and Fendi Casa and are used by designers such as Jacques Grange, Christian Liaigre and Peter Marino. Her workshop weaves, dyes, embroiders and sews, employing more than 50 full-time employees and a number of village subcontractors.