Posts Tagged ‘handwoven Swahili Kikoi’

Zanzibar activities – visit Moto workshop in Pete

July 17, 2010

Spice up your excursion to Jozani National Park with a visit to the MOTO Workshop and Ukili Museum in Pete.

Learn to design and batik your own t-shirt, sheet or table cloth, have a go at weaving on a wooden loom, or plait a strip of ukili and finish the afternoon with a delicious traditional Zanzibar lunch. Families, groups and school classes are welcome. Please make your booking! 0777 466 304

For more information, please visit the Moto Worshop&Museum website:

After the monkeys – creative relaxation.


Moto – community based crafts production in Zanzibar

July 10, 2010
Over a hundred women and men are organised in the MOTO network.
MOTO products are hand-made from 100% natural palm leaf and cotton.
Solar cookers and specially made fire wood saving stoves are used in the production process.
MOTO products are unique originals, crafted by skilled Zanzibari artisans.
With your purchase you value an ancient Swahili tradition, support Community Trade,  and contribute to a sustainable local Eco-nomy.
Please visit our shop in Zanzibar, Stone Town, Hurumzi Str. 416 and our community workshop and crafts museum in Pete.

Handwoven Swahili Kikoi

February 9, 2010

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.