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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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£9.50EKE001
Leopard
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Rhinoceros
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Giraffe
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£9.50EKE004
Elephant
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£9.50EKE005
Thomson Gazelle
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£9.50EKE006
Lion
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£9.50EKE007
Cape Buffalo
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£9.50EKE016
Monkey
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£9.50EKE022
Woman with Plantains
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£9.50EKE024
Woman with Firewood
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£9.50EKE008
Woman Cooking
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£9.50EKE009
Woman with Water
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£9.50EKE012
Woman with Kiondo
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£9.50EKE015
Flamingo
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£9.50EKE017
Guinea Fowl
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£9.50EKE019
Turaco
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£9.50EKE020
Crested Crane
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£9.50EKE021
Ostrich
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£9.50EKE023
 
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