Ancient knowledge, modern design
The cone shape turned upside down is how Kikuyu traditionally wove living huts.
The crafting starts with the navel at the top representing the cosmic order from one source, then spiraling down, symbolic of spiritual realities which meets earthly realm at the wider bottom.
Each Kiondo is slightly different , creating a unique social interaction between the individual wearer’s. Brass metal handles and finishing symbolize Gold amplification of the Kiondo Kosmology.
Natural Bio-design Tote
The Kiondo’s natural colour is cream traditionally made from stripping the Sisal plant, then dyed a rich brown using the bark of a muasi (tree) or sand.
The Vicky Ngari Logo is the merging of a butterfly at the center, symbolic of spiritual growth and cowrie shells a signature accent across Vicky Ngari designs, representing ancient meaning of purity, wealth and natural ecological order, real cowrie shells collected on the shore purposely clean the oceans sea bed.