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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

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