Rui Yamashita is the artist behind Kangarui. She was born in Japan, raised in Kenya and her life experiences are reflected in each of her designs. A quirky fusion style, filled with color and often with animals found in East Africa, she wishes to spread her safari love around the world. We are thrilled to have her plates as part of the Ubuntu African Market.
Colorful, fun and break-proof. These plates are great for picnics or family dinners at home. These come as a set of 4 dinner plates, one of each animal (Cheetah, Giraffe, Cape Buffalo & Elephant).
Loomed from 100% Tanzanian cotton, each piece is hand-dyed and woven on traditional wooden looms. These blankets are a great addition to anyone's home! Use them as a bed-spread, colorful accented throw, or to snuggle up on the couch.
Size: 92" x 57"
Care: They can be machine washed on cold wash but we recommend handwashing these blankets. The cotton will become softer with every wash.
If you do machine wash, please place it in a delicate bag or pillowcase to avoid snagging while washing. Wash with similar colors and air dry. Do not tumble dry or dry clean. You can iron on medium heat if needed.
Hand-carved Leaf Necklace
One of our favorites from this one-of-a-kind collection. Constructed from hand-cut brass leaves from Kenya with glass beads from Ghana. An Aluminium leaf of this size was worn through a Potot father’s nose when his first daughter married. Each necklace varies slightly with the stone ranging from blue to aqua green.
Handmade in Kenya
Circumference - 47.9cm
This item is cannot be worn in the water.
African Baule Cloth Bag
Our African Baule Cloth Bags are a thing of beauty. Inspired by Creative Director Amal Wilemon's love for African textiles, we stitch each bag from no less than ten different hand-dyed Baule Cloths from Côte D’Ivoire.
Hand-stitched in our Maker Studio located in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, each bag is unique and one of a kind. What's more, your bag is eternally connected to other bags made with parts of the same Baule Cloth. What we love about this is that this bag connects each of its owners to what it means to #liveubuntu, a manifestation of the interconnected nature of our shared humanity, each woven to the other, living boldly and beautifully into the world!
Size: 18" x 16", strap drop 7"
Due to its unique nature, each piece will vary slightly.
We do not recommend laundering textiles. Even dry cleaning is too much for some of these antique textiles.
Every product supports meaningful, full-time employment in Kenya!
Benin Leopard Statues
Hand-casted Benin Leopard statue
These beautiful bronze figures originally created by the Edo people, from the Benin kingdom in Nigeria
Decorative home pieces can be used as bookends, door stoppers, or for your coffee table.
Leopards are a symbol of strength & power and are welcomed house gifts to friends & family.
Female leopards have a tail facing downward
Male leopards have an upward-facing tail.
I love the verdigris bronze of these statues and the primitive yet timely quality of them. They will be a keeper in my home for the rest of my 3rd chapter of my so-called LIFE !!!
Handmade Pendant Necklace
This beautiful piece is made from handmade beads from Kenya with a horseshoe-shaped pendant with turquoise-colored stones. A stunning signature piece that complements every outfit. Each piece varies slightly as they are handmade and one-of-a-kind.