I Had Fun Trying To Fashion A Kitenge

Local woman helping me to fashion a Kitenge

Local woman helping me to fashion a Kitenge

On our way to Lake Mburo, we made a stop at the Equator and the artisan shops. After making the rounds and buying some gifts for back home, I came to a shop where two women were selling hand-made and hand-dyed kitenge’s.

Kitenge or chitenge is an East African, West African and Central African fabric similar to sarong, often worn by women and wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling.

I could not figure out how to put it on so the women had fun showing me and laughing at my ineptitude as well – I had a laugh too.

The fabrics are beautiful – bright yellow, reds, oranges and every other color you can imagine. You can also use it as a beach sarong or wall hanging. I had 3 from my previous trip but did not know how to wear them – now I am able to go back, dig them out and wear them after my shower or on the beach as a sarong.

On my last trip I also got to see local women making them, which we will hopefully see on our next tour to Uganda June 21-6, 2019.

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