Fashion accessories, gifts, art & crafts from Africa
African handicrafts enable poverty stricken women to lift themselves out of poverty. In many African countries women are still marginalized, excluded from education and formal employment but retain responsibilities for ensuring that the family is clothed and fed.
We have a range of ethically produced and fairly traded fashion accessories, including: the world famous Kiondo, African hand bags and baskets peculiar to , Kikoy, wraps silk scarves as well as hand made tableware
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This shawl, or “lamba” in Malagasy, is handwoven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madgascarn silk using traditional equipment and spinning methods.
The silk comes from endemic wild silkworms called Borocera madagascariensis, which are found mainly in the tapia forests of this region.
The unique dyes are vegetable and mineral based. It takes the artisans a whole week to spin and weave this shawl.
This wild Malagasy silk shawl can be distinguished by its quality and strength.
Hand or machine wash
Do not dry under direct sunlight
Can be ironed.