Wear this one-of-a-kind Kitenge Kimono with Betel Nut Palm Tree motif over jeans for a unique, casual look or dress it up with heels and hoops for a chic yet distinct look. This kimono silhouette lets you experience Japan while this wax fabric allows you to travel to Kenya through fashion.
Origins:This wax fabric, called Ankara in West Africa and Kitenge in East and Central Africa, was bought on a trip through Kenya. This distinct red and black print is specifically from Mombasa and was bought at a locally-owned shop there.
Description: One-of-a-Kind Betel Nut Palm Tree Kimono
Creme, tans, and burnt umber colors accented with teal lining
100% Cotton woven fabric
Wide kimono sleeves, falls around hip
Lined with highest quality satin fabric in teal
*teal looks blue in image but is more green/teal in reality
Tie at waist
(We will have better images soon! This piece took a bit of time at our atelier to perfect so we didn't have a chance to add into our latest photoshoot round)
How to style:Wear loose over jeans, tied at the waist, or open as a swimsuit cover up
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 isMade in Barcelonaat a local workshop with our partners.
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