The wonderful baskets aka Kiondo are handwoven primarily using sisal, Sisal is a succulent plant that grows readily in arid parts of Kenya. Traditionally it was used to hedge the garden but other uses emerged such as using its hardy fibres to make ropes, weave baskets and other crafts. The entire process is by hand.
Further, it represents a sense of community and sharing. Every woman carries a handmade basket to social gatherings to bring items or gifts to share, the kiondo is then returned to the bearer with a reciprocating gift.
These handmade baskets or Kiondos are about environmental consciousness, they are made from sisal, a succulent plant, leather and wool (all elements of the earth) and reusable for many years.
In the western world these are your tote bag or beach bags.
How the Sisal plant looks like in its natural habitat where the baskets are handmade.
Olive wood Spoons
That beauty is not perfect, it's authentic is characterized by these spoons. No pair of these handmade wooden spoons will be similar, each having been crafted individually.
They are handmade using Wild Olive wood in rural Kenya. Hand wash and dry them. To retain color and luster apply food grade mineral oil on each at least once a month.
Kenya enjoys a great deal of natural touristy resources. There is the Great Rift Valley that is home to many lakes. Lake Nakuru is one of these lakes and it is home to thousands of pink flamingos.
Artisans have been inspired by this beautiful bird to create handmade sisal flamingos that work very well as ornaments around your desk and home.
Kenyans like to drink tea and coffee both grown in the country. In order to protect your table from liquid damage you can use a coaster made from dry banana leaves. These coasters promote the wildlife found in Kenya with an animal face carefully added to each of them.
Handmade Necklace Scarves
Scarves are a fashion statement that can take on many forms. From the traditional scarf to keep you warm to an ornamental addition to your clothing items. These cotton beaded scarves have been handcrafted with beads to make them both different and beautiful. They come in many colors.