This Kikapu basket is handcrafted using traditional techniques by skilled rural artisans in the coast of Kenya. The materials used are locally sourced reeds, beads, kikoi and leather. The leather is sustainably sourced from tanneries in Kenya while the decorations, authentic African designs are handcrafted with care in colorful beads and kikoi; a woven cloth that originates from the east coast of Africa.
The decorations of this apple-shaped bag, a heritage of the coastal people, include; a heart-shaped beaded buckle, large heart-shaped design of intricate beadwork, beaded handles and pink kikoi sewn onto the bag. It has a cotton lining and a drawstring closure.
The dimensions are:
Top diameter: 11 inches
Bottom diameter: 9 inches
Height of 14 inches
It is a perfect accessory from home to the market to the beach and beyond.
Various color combinations of beads, leather and kikoi are available for decoration in our shop.
CraftsWithMeaningKE is a social enterprise working to economically empower artisans in Kenya by making their products available to the world market. We support them in the designing, marketing and logistical process of participating in world trade.