Patternity + Tribal Textiles
An exclusive homeware and lifestyle collaboration between global pattern pioneers PATTERNITY and African hand painting artisans, TRIBAL TEXTILES.
Now available exclusively at Selfridges for the London Design Festival, and from our Online Shop.
Tribal Textiles produce unique hand-painted fabrics in the heart of the African bush.
Our textiles mix traditional African art with contemporary designs, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. Each piece is drawn and painted by local Zambian men and women in a rich palette of hand-mixed colours, providing jobs in an area where employment is scarce.
Our products are stocked in more than twenty countries worldwide and include table and bed linen, cushion covers, wall-hangings, a kids’ range and a selection of t-shirts, bags and accessories. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a wholesale stockist or want to find out more about us .
Visit Tribal Textiles
We wanted to share with you where it all happens ….
Our workshop and flagship retail store are based in Mfuwe in the South Luangwa Valley, a ten hour drive or one hour flight from our capital Lusaka.
We are a thirty minute drive from one of the most celebrated Safari parks in Africa, the South Luangwa National Park.
Our textiles are hand drawn and painted in large outdoor workshops and our artists enjoy listening to African music, as loudly as they can get away with, as they work. Tourists visiting Tribal Textiles are given free workshop tours so they can meet our staff and find out about our unique process. Workshop tours are available throughout the dry season so March to December, excluding Saturday afternoons and Sundays.
Our beautiful and extensive flagship store sits next to our workshop and is open from 7.30am to 4.30pm seven days a week. Here you can see a huge variety of Tribal Textiles top selling products, designs and colourways uniquely displayed as well as curios, jewellery and leather bags hand crafted in Zambia.