Mungo South Kikoi Striped Tanzanite Cotton Towel / Sarong / Wrap

$34.00

Description

A kikoi is a traditional rectangle of woven cloth originating from Africa, particularly along the east coast.  It is most commonly viewed as a type of sarong worn wrapped around the body.  This bright and colorful Mungo South Kikoi Striped Tanzanite Cotton Towel / Sarong / Wrap has a hemmed finish and short fringe on each end of the towel.  The towel/wrap/sarong is sized at 35″ x 75″ (90cm x 190cm) and is pure cotton.  The distinctive wrap features an array of colors in navy blue, light blue, red, green, orange, and purple.

The famous Kikoi originated on the East Coast of Africa with particular prominence in Kenya and Tanzania. The Kikoi comes from the Swahili word for ‘wrap’ or ‘something to wrap around you’. The versatile kikoi can be used as a sarong, beach coverup, towel, scarf, shawl, head wrap, and more.

The sarong / towel / wrap is designed, woven and made in South Africa.  Price includes 1 product.

About the Brand and Manufacturer

Established in 1998, Mungo is a proudly South African company in the business of designing, weaving and producing luxurious, high quality homeware textiles. Their wide range of products includes linens, throws, towels, bedding, and apparel. Mungo was founded by Master Weaver Stuart Holding. Through Stuart’s skill and passion for weaving he restored two antique looms and created the Mungo Working Weaving Museum. Since then Stuart has accumulated a small collection of looms from different weaving eras and developed Mungo’s wide range of products. Today Mungo remains a family-run business, crossing generations. They have three weaving operations. Their working Weaving Museum has become our creative hub where all our sampling is done on some of our oldest looms. This is situated at Old Nick Village (Mungo’s HQ) and is open to the public to experience these looms in action. The majority of production takes place at the Mungo Mill, which is 15 minutes from Mungo HQ, in the farmlands of The Crags. Their boutique mill comprises of their own CMT, inspection and warping equipment along with the more ‘modern’ Rapier looms, which allow them to weave wider fabrics.

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
PKG Dimensions 20 × 13.5 × 1 in
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Brand MUNGO
Country of Manufacture South Africa
To care for your Mungo products, machine wash at 40 degrees Celsius/104 degrees Fahrenheit, tumble dry on low heat and use a warm iron. Do not bleach.

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