For centuries, practically all the tribes and communities have used different types of woven baskets indigenous to Kenya. All forms of Kenyan baskets are made out of sustainably sourced plant materials.
A Kiondo is a handwoven handbag made from sustainably sourced sisal and leather. It is indigenous to the Kikuyu, Meru and Kamba of the Bantu group of Kenya. Sisal and leather are used because of their durability and flexibility. Each one of our colorful Kiondo baskets is handwoven using traditional techniques by weavers who are the main breadwinners in the community and the income made goes back into the community. These sustainable practices also decrease the need for harmful practices in the area such as poaching and charcoal burning.