Handwoven Swahili Kikoi

Experience the creation of the famous handwoven Swahili kikoi. Worn all along the East African coast, this traditional piece of clothing is as popular as ever. Additionally, the kikoi has been discovered as material for comfortable men’s and ladies’ wear and adores the world traveller’s home in form of beautiful drapes, curtains, table wear or bedsheets.

Master weaver at work on the loom. Moto workshop in Pete, Zanzibar

A master artisan creates only a limited number of our unique designs on a traditional handloom using the finest Tanzanian cotton which is dyed in small patches ensuring the highest quality colouring.

Swahili kikois handwoven at the Moto community workshop in Pete, Zanzibar.

Swahili kikois are available at the MOTO Shop in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Hurumzi Street 416.

Experience master weavers at work at the MOTO community workshop in Pete, Zanzibar.

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One Response to “Handwoven Swahili Kikoi”

  1. Mahmoud Masoud Says:

    Mimi ni kiwa mzaliwa wa Zanzibar, ninaeishi hapa Germany kwa muda wa myaka 40 sasa ninajishughulisha kuuza sanaa na utamaduni wa nyumbani.
    Tafadhali angalia website yangu http://www.kunstausafrika.de

    Ninaomba kupata maelezeo zaidi ya aina za vikoi na bei zenu kwa jumla, kwa
    vile ninao wateja wangependa kununuwa, pindi ikiwa bei zenu ni nzuri pamoja
    na QUALITY

    Nashukuru kwa juhudi zenu.

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