Kikoy - blue
A kikoy fabric is usually designed in very bright, bold and powerful colors. This versatile kikoy fabric is made on a simple loom, evenly in the middle and striped along the edges, which is the original pattern, or with many stripes, like this one. People look to buy kikoy for a number of reasons eg as a sarong, a light towel, a scarf, a table cloth, a throw for on the couch ... just to name a few !
Kikoy is a Swahili word meaning “loincloth or wrap” ie something to wrap around you. Businessman from Arabia came sailing over the Indian Ocean and disembarked in several cities along the East African Coast. Originally, it was exclusively made and worn by men from the East African coast. Now women use the kikoy as a skirt too. The ends of the kikoy need to be hand twisted and knotted to stop the woven fabric from unraveling. This job is usually done by the women. Maisha.Style makes sure that these women are being paid a fair fee for their product & labor. Find out more on our About Us page.
Measurements : 160 x 95 cm