Baskets// Our line of handmade baskets are made by Mukisa Twezimbe Women's Group artisans Dorothy, Peninnah, Robinah, Kevin, Evelyn, and Dorothy, as well as Erinah. Baskets are made of a banana fiber core (or papyrus fiber in Erinah's case) which is coiled and wrapped with dyed raffia, and are called "kibbo" [pronounced CHEE-boh] in the local language of Luganda. Weaving kibbo baskets is a skill that has been passed down from woman to woman for generations in Uganda.
Textiles// Rita uses a foot-pedal sewing machine to construct the bags and aprons in our collection. Fabrics are carefully chosen and purchased down the street from Rita's workshop, and turned into functional, bright, unique pieces.
Beads// The paper-bead necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in our collection are handmade by Maria. She cuts secondhand paper and rolls the colorful strips into beads, then varnishes each bead and combines them into cheery, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.