Welcome, Tuff Tafari Home of Handmade Arts & Crafts!

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Located at 111 S. Center Street in Suite 3 is a hidden gem that has come to Downtown Statesville. Tuff Tafari, owned by Letisha Lewis and Valorie Brown are bringing ‘Home of Handmade’ to a local base.

After setting up shop for years at flea markets every weekend, Lewis and Brown decided this was becoming tiresome and wanted to settle down a bit. They felt they had found the perfect spot for a permanent home in Downtown Statesville. Lewis stated “There wasn’t another business as such in the area. & this is my hometown.

The business name was inspired through their Ghanaian business partner, who lives in Accra Ghana. This is a country along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the sub region of West Africa. The business name originates from Tuff meaning Strong/ Strength , & Tafari being the partners African name. Tuff Tafari Home of Handmade Arts & Crafts, has their original store front in Ghana & this is where their Ghanaian business partner continues to reside. He does continue to import goods from Ghana to the business partners here in Statesville.

Tuff Tafari is a store that caters to every culture & ethnic background selling all handmade products/items including:
·         Canvas paintings
·         Jewelry 
·         Body oils 
·         Burning oils
·         Shea Butters 
·         Raw Black soap
·         Burners 
·         Incense
·         Clothing apparel
·         Bags

Please join us as we 'Roll Out the Red Carpet' to celebrate the Grand Opening of
Tuff Tafari Home of Handmade Arts & Crafts in Downtown Statesville on Thursday, October 8 at 11:00 am.  

When asked what was most exciting about their new adventure Lewis and Brown stated “The people of Downtown Statesville.” Their business hours are Monday- Friday 11-7pm and Saturday 11-5pm.

Check them out on Facebook at

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