Origins: This wax fabric, called Ankara in West Africa and Kitenge in East and Central Africa, was bought on a trip through Kenya. The shop is locally-owned in Mombasa. High quality satin lining bought in Barcelona at one of the oldest fabric shops in the city.
How to style: Wear loose over jeans, tied at the waist, or open as a swimsuit cover up. Want to be fancy? We paired this with a black dress underneath to wear open, with high heels and tons of gold jewelry stacked. Or wear as a wrap dress itself (just secure the inside panel with a pin.)
How to care: Machine wash on cold, do not iron. The fabric will soften over time with use.
Like all of our products, this kimono is Made in Barcelona at a local workshop with our partners.
One-of-a-Kind Kenyatta Blue Kimono with black & white shell motif
100% Cotton woven wax fabric
Wide kimono sleeves, open front falls mid-thigh
Lined with highest quality coral satin
Tie at Waist
Comes with a complementary matching mask
About our inspiration: Mountains, valleys, lakes, beaches, and city centers :: From the Great Rift Valley to the Lake Region in the North, to the bustling city center of Nairobi to the dense inner world of the Kibera. From wandering the Old Town of Mombasa with lively street markets to the quiet respite on the Indian Ocean at Diani Beach :: You can reach more on our blog here: East Africa Travels