Small Kitenge Pouch

Made In Rwanda
Regular price $30

Cotton pouch with cotton lining and leather zipper pull.

Approximate Dimensions: 8"w x 6"h x 2"d flat bottom 
To clean, use cold cycle wash and delicate dry cycle. Remove the leather zipper pull before washing. 
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ABOUT

Forty years ago in a rural Rwandan village, Belgian nuns taught three and hundred fifty women embroidery. This unlikely artisan cooperative became known across Europe for their intricate embroidery work, but stopped producing during the 1994 Genocide when the nuns fled. 

In 2011, a chance family connection brought two French sisters to the village who were taken with this captivating history. They relaunched the cooperative with twenty-two women, some from the original team, and introduced the finest European and African materials to their work. Each piece takes from three days to six weeks to complete. The cooperative has now grown to thirty-five female artisans who earn more than many men in the village.

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We handpick pieces from across Africa that are made sustainably and ethically with premium materials by masterful artisans.

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