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Summer festival guide for African music lovers

This festival season has so many treats for world and African music lovers! And there’s nothing quite like enjoying some good music, outdoors in the sun (or rain!). There are four UK festivals that have our attention – with eclectic line-ups including musicians from, or heavily influenced by, the African continent. The diversity doesn’t stop […]

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Mother’s Day ideas: special experiences and thoughtful gift baskets

With Mother’s Day coming up in 2 weeks, we thought we’d help ease the pressure and share ideas for thoughtful gifts and special experiences to treat the mamas in your life. We know how multidimensional these amazing women are so, we’ve got a variety of suggestions to cover a wide-range of personalities! You’re covered – whether […]

2016 African Art and Design Destinations

2016 African Art and Design Destinations

When it comes to African art and design, there are so many interesting exhibitions, taking place across the world, in 2016. We are absolutely carried away by the excitement! Every week, we share details of these events on our Facebook page so, be sure to join us there, if you haven’t already. We are looking […]

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End-of-Year Celebrations from Across Africa

Happy holidays! This time of year is synonymous with celebration – as it should be! A time to reflect on all we’ve accomplished and to set forth new intentions for the year to come. In the Toghal spirit of honouring traditional mediums of communication (of which textiles are a part), as well as contemporary creative […]

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Culture and Christmas shopping

We’re pretty excited about the British Library’s current exhibition: West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song. It looks at literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. You might already know about our love for stories – this exhibition indulges us with tales from […]

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A tale of stories + how to decorate a white box

If you’ve been following the Toghal journey for a while, you’ll know that stories are a big passion of ours. Our unique print designs are not pure figments of our imagination but, are rooted in age-old traditions from across the African continent. Our designs are, in themselves, stories – explaining how we’ve interpreted the stories behind […]

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