Sankore is the name of the famous University of Timbuktu in Mali, according to many ancient writings it was the first university in the world, that’s why we adopted the name for our company, because thanks to the knowledge of its people in the realization of the products we can offer unique pieces made by the hands of African craftsmen who need to be valued as much as in the past.
From Sevilla, a pharmacist by profession and decorator by hobby, began travelling to Africa more than 10 years ago to carry out cooperative work and it was then that she fell in love with the continent, its people, its culture and its craftsmanship.
In 2008 she founded, together with a group of friends, the association for cooperation and development Pan de Mono, of which she is the vice-president, carrying out important cooperation projects in different countries, especially in Africa, during all these years.
Boubacar A. Cissé
Tour operator, born in Mali, in a family that has worked for more than two centuries in the trade, dedicated all his life to tourism in West Africa and to the trade of costume jewellery and African art.
It organises international fairs in Europe (Madrid, Paris and Milan) and Asia to publicise its activities as a supplier of African decorative items, costume jewellery and jewellery.
A few years ago, he met Charo and her passion for the African continent and they decided together to undertake this beautiful project that is Sankore Design, so that we can all get to know the local, totally handcrafted product from the African lands.