Welcome to Tintsaba
Tintsaba was founded by Sheila Freemantle in 1985. Her vision was to work with the women of rural eSwatini in order for them to grow in personal and financial independence. Starting with only 12 local women, Sheila's guidance, dedication and innovation has resulted in Tintsaba becoming renowned worldwide for its refined sisal basketry technique and quality jewelry making. Consequently Tintsaba has been granted numerous awards and is now recognised as an industry leader.
All Tintsaba baskets are graded according to technical skill and design difficulty.
Master Weaver Collection (baskets only)
These baskets are technically perfect and are judged to be unique. These one of a kind baskets are usually produced by our Master Weavers. Once graded in this category the basket is numbered and certified.
2018 Master Weaver Collection
Each basket is designed and made by a Master Weaver.
This gallery features the baskets that make up the 2018 Collection.