Kikoy dress - blue
A kikoy fabric is usually designed in very bright, bold and powerful colors making them so fabulous to wear, especially on hot days or at a fun occasion where bright clothing is the order of the day, like with this beach dress. This versatile kikoy fabric is made on a simple loom, evenly in the middle and striped along the edges, which is the original kikoy pattern.
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 - one size only : 85 cm height x 66 cm width