HALF FULL M // Black & White // short leather handles
STRIPE RIGHT: This bold modern kiondo in black and white has been created by a cooperative of women in rural Kenya. They weave together traditional sisal with polythene for a truly fairtrade and chic statement in the home.
Our kiondos can be used for all matter of storage ideas, as a planter for your indoor greenery, a market basket or beach bag.. the options are endless.
A Kiondo is an African handwoven handbag typically made from sisal and is indigenous to the Kikuyu and Kamba tribes of Kenya. You will never see two baskets the same and the small irregularities you may find comes from the true beauty of #madebyhand
When you buy from bibi&me you experience the true reciprocity of giving. Your purchase directly impacts the female artisans and weaving cooperatives we work with and their families, by creating sustainable income generating opportunities.
A Kiondo this size may take up to 4 full days to create and usually three weeks from order to fulfillment as they are woven in between times of a busy family and work life. Basket weaving has become an additional sustainable income source for our weavers and they are as excited to “do business” as we are.
MATERIALS: Natural sisal and polythene. Natural leather handles.