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Mitumba Kenya Embroidery

Hand-embroidered panels from Kenya

Our lovely panels are hand-embroidered by our friend Christine Kibuka in Nairobi. Christine uses high quality, colourful embroidery threads on her backgrounds of softly faded denim to create each unique embroidery. We just love the wonderful naif look of her designs.

Why do we refer to them as 'mitumba embroideries'?

The Swahili word mitumba means 'bundles'. It refers to the bundles of used clothing available in the mitumba market. This is where Christine buys the denim she uses in her embroideries.

Christine Kibuka busy stitching in Nairobi

Zebra
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£9.00EKE001
Rhinoceros
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£9.00EKE003
Giraffe
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£9.00EKE004
Elephant
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£9.00EKE005
Thomson Gazelle
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£9.00EKE006
Cape Buffalo
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£9.00EKE016
Lion
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£9.00EKE007
Monkey
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£9.00EKE022
Woman with Plantains
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£9.00EKE024
Woman with Firewood
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£9.00EKE008
Woman Cooking
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£9.00EKE009
Woman Hoeing
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£9.00EKE010
Woman with Water
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£9.00EKE012
Woman with Basket
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£9.00EKE013
Woman Pounding
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£9.00EKE018
Flamingo
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£9.00EKE017
Guinea Fowl
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£9.00EKE019
Crested Crane
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£9.00EKE021
Ostrich
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£9.00EKE023
 
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