BUY KIONDO BAG

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GUCOKIA RUI MACARO

Returning the river back to its course…

Kiondo cone shape turned up side down is how the Kikuyu wove there living huts.With the navel at the top symbolizing a connection to spiritual realms, spiraling to the the wider base signifying meeting earthly realities. Nature meeting the super natural.

Young men and women formed layers of circles, spiralled around a tree. The men placed the arms on the shoulders of women supporting their arms to point towards the tree, the women wove their arms around men’s waits reflecting the warp and weft of the Kiondo. The whole circle moved rhythmically around the tree representing the navel and axis of the world, nature.

 

Honouring Ancestors where three sacred trees meet as one.

Special Thank you to Dr Joseph Kamenju MŨKŨYŨ

Professor and Gĩkũyũ Shaman dedicated to the origins of Kikuyu Kĩondo Cosmology.

 

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Crafting Nature Purposefully

Natural bio-design

Handmade by rural women

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Vicky Ngari

The Rural Retail is a mission to engage indigenous knowledge and communities in global Sustainable Production & Story Telling.

 

Vicky Ngari Kiondo is born from creating a sustainable fashion workshops working with grassroots rural women’s groups. Knowledge exchange of Indigenous methods with modern design standards must include the people and guardians of these ancient practices.  Our Goal is to form rural women’s groups as sustainable manufactures and invite the retail sector to produce with them.

WOMEN’S WORKSHOP

The Rural Retail

The Rural Retail is a mission to engage indigenous knowledge and communities in global Sustainable Production & Story Telling. 

Vicky Ngari Kiondo is born from creating a sustainable fashion workshops working with grassroots rural women’s groups. Knowledge exchange of Indigenous methods with modern design standards must include the people and guardians of these ancient practices.  Our Goal is to form rural women’s groups as sustainable manufactures and invite the retail sector to produce with them.

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