About saharan arts

Saharan Arts is based in Bristol in the UK.  It is run by myself Kate, and my husband Andy, the fixer and photographer. We have both travelled widely in the Sahara and Andy's interest covers not just jewellery; he was one of the organisers of the Festival in the Desert in 2002 which was held near the ancient earth city of Timbuktu. Andy was also the manager of  Tuareg band Tinariwen for 6 years, and is a journalist specialising in the music and politics of North Africa.  He is currently writing a book on the modern Sahara.


At Saharan Arts we aim to develop direct links with crafts men and women from the Sahara and sell their goods in the UK and Europe under the principles of fair trade. At present we source jewellery in Mali and Niger, and in the future we hope to extend our range to Mauritania and Morocco. Eventually, we hope it to cover all Saharan arts from carpets and leatherwork to ceramics and cloth.


If you have any questions, please do ask and if we can't help, we may know someone who can.