Inspired by Kenyan women. We have made these Kiondo earrings
A kiondoo is a handwoven handbag made from sisal with leather trimmings. It is indigenous to the Taita, Kikuyu and Kamba tribes of Kenya. These Kenyan weavers begin by stripping the Sisal plant’s outer layers, leaving the plant still able to grow. It takes between two and three weeks to complete a bag. Most weavers have to look after their households; therefore, weaving is done whenever they have the time.
The Swahili word for a kiondoo is ‘chondo,’ plural ‘vyondo
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