We have travelled through East Africa and Madagascar to bring you the best African textile and handicrafts from female producers who cut, sew, knit and bead. Because our products are handmade there maybe a variation in size or the slight imperfection.

The raw materials are almost always harvested by hand and sundried before they are turned into the beautiful crafts that you see in our shop. Our products are full of colour and the colour is produced from plants or their roots.

Bark cloth from Uganda
Bark Cloth

Bark cloth is a non woven fabric made from the bark of the MUTUBA   Tree (FICUS NATALENSINS)   and is produced by the Buganda tribe in Uganda. The cloth is widely used in Uganda’s art and craft industry

It was widely used in dress making and was widely worn by the Kings and queens of Uganda prior to the arrival of cotton which I think was introduced by Arabs or Indians.

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Handmade bracelet from Uganda
Diamond
  • Made with beads made out of recycled magazines
  • Handmade by Women of Kireka
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Elephant and Baby
Elephant and Baby

* Made from the finest organic Tanzanian cotton
* Hand decorated
* Take it to work, school or shopping whatever you do enjoy it

Size: 15’5 long / 16′ wide
Colour: Olive

Country of origin: Tanzania

Product code: El_594

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Wild silk
Faneva

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: LL9ES07

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Fifa Lamba
Fifa Lamba

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: NO10ES

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WILD SILK
Kanto

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: NO3-4LB

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wild silk
Kanto No8

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: LBES

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wild silk
Lelb

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: L121ES03

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wild silk
Lovasoa

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: LBES1

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Wild Silk Shawl
Mantey

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: ES20

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Winter scarf
Miray

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: L-LL

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winter scarves from africa
Nivo
  • Handwoven winter scarf
  • Woven from African Wild silk from Madagascar and silk from domesticated Chinese silk worms
  • Hand Wash

Size : 70 inches long by 14 inches wide

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winter scarf
NivoK
  • Handwoven winter scarf
  • Woven from African Wild silk from Madagascar and silk from domesticated Chinese silk worms
  • Hand Wash

Size : 70 inches long by 14 inches wide

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NivoS
NivoS
  • Handwoven winter scarf
  • Woven from African Wild silk from Madagascar and silk from domesticated Chinese silk worms
  • Hand Wash

Size : 70 inches long by 14 inches wide

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Fruit basket from Ruhanga
Ruhanga Fruit Basket

Ruhanga Fruit Basket

  • The basket is handmade by women in Ruhanga SW Uganda from locally harvested papyrus.
  • Traditionally the basket is used to process grain and cereal and or to serve food
  • It is ideal for use a fruit basket
  • If you have a wood fire you will find this basket handy in storing or displaying your logs

CODE: UGBO1

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African fruit baskets from Uganda
Ruhanga Fruit Basket

Ruhanga Fruit Basket

  • The basket is handmade by women in Ruhanga SW Uganda from locally harvested papyrus.
  • Traditionally the basket is used to process grain and cereal and or to serve food
  • It is ideal for use a fruit basket
  • If you have a wood fire you will find this basket handy in storing or displaying your logs

CODE: UGBO2

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Fruit basket from Ruhanga Uganda
Ruhanga Fruit Basket
  • The basket is handmade by women in Ruhanga SW Uganda from locally harvested papyrus.
  • Traditionally the basket is used to process grain and cereal and or to serve food
  • It is ideal for use a fruit basket
  • If you have a wood fire you will find this basket handy in storing or displaying your logs

CODE: UGBO3

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Fruit basket from Ruhanga
Ruhanga Fruit Basket
  • The basket is handmade by women in Ruhanga SW Uganda from locally harvested papyrus.
  • Traditionally the basket is used to process grain and cereal and or to serve food
  • It is ideal for use a fruit basket
  • If you have a wood fire you will find this basket handy in storing or displaying your logs

CODE: UGBO4

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African fruit basket from Ugandan
Ruhanga Fruit Basket
  • The basket is handmade by women in Ruhanga SW Uganda from locally harvested papyrus.
  • Traditionally the basket is used to process grain and cereal and or to serve food
  • It is ideal for use a fruit basket
  • If you have a wood fire you will find this basket handy in storing or displaying your logs

CODE: UGBO5

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Ruhanga Fruit Basket
Ruhanga Fruit Basket
  • The basket is handmade by women in Ruhanga SW Uganda from locally harvested papyrus.
  • Traditionally the basket is used to process grain and cereal and or to serve food
  • It is ideal for use a fruit basket
  • If you have a wood fire you will find this basket handy in storing or displaying your logs

CODE: UGBO6

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Ruhanga Fruit Basket
Ruhanga Fruit Basket
  • The basket is handmade by women in Ruhanga SW Uganda from locally harvested papyrus.
  • Traditionally the basket is used to process grain and cereal and or to serve food
  • It is ideal for use a fruit basket
  • If you have a wood fire you will find this basket handy in storing or displaying your logs

CODE: UGBO6

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Handmade bracelet from Uganda
Sabrina
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Handmade african tote from Tanzania
Savannah 

This African Tote is

  • handmade from Tanzania’s best cotton
  • it is machine washable
  • ideal for work, college, school or holiday
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Straw Hat
Straw Hat

* handmade from raffia
* folds easily for travelling and retains shape

Size: 16.5
Colour: Green

Country of origin: Madagascar

Product code: dsc_160

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Straw Hat
Straw Hat

* handicraft from raffia this dramatic hat provides shelter from intense sun and heat, so you have no need to carry an umbrella
* its size means that it protects your neck and shoulders from sunburn
* folds easily for travelling and retains shape

Size: 19′ wide
Colour: Purple

Country of origin: Madagascar

Product code: Hat001

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Tania
Tania

Natural bags don't have to be dull, this stylish bag is made of palm leaves, wrapped in raw silk with leather handles, we have thrown in an inside pocket cut out of raw silk
Draw string to keep your belongings intact

Size: 17' L 17'W
Colour: White/brown

Country of origin: Madagascar

Product code: D720

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wild silk shawls
Tantely

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: NO3LBES19

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wild silk
Tantey

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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 wash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origin: Madagascar

Colour: Black/cream

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: NO4LB

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Wild Silk basket
Wild Silk basket

Natural bags don't have to be dull, this stylish bag is made of palm leaves, wrapped in raw silk with leather handles, we have thrown in an inside pocket cut out of raw silk
Draw string to keep your belongings intact

Size: 17' wide / 17' long
Colour: WHITE/BROWN STRIPES

Country of origin: Madagascar

Product code: MH01

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African wild silk scarves
Wild Silk Shawl

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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.

Handwash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origine: Madagascar

Colour: Olive/coffee

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: LM001

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African wild Silk
Wild Silk Shawl

The scarves and shawls, or “lamba” in Malagasy, are hand woven by women artisans from the Manandriana area, from 100% wild Madagascan 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.

Handwash only

Do not dry under direct sunlight Can be ironed. Suitable for Vegans

100 % Raw silk.

Origine: Madagascar

Colour: Mustard/brown

Size: W63 cm x L226 cm

Code: LM002

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