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Children's Beach Ponchos - $35.00

Just thing to wrap up in after a swim in the lake or pool. Cheery striped kikoy material on the outside is lined with absorbent terry cloth on the inside. Machine washable. 

Check with us about colours and patterns in stock.  These items sell out quickly! Click the button to make an enquiry or to place an order.

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Bunting Bags - $35.00

What a delightful and unique shower or baby gift these make! Cheerful and bright kikoy material on the outside and warm fleece on the inside. Sized for newborns or young babies. Easily machine washable.

A range of colours and patterns are available. If you don't see something you like, be sure to ask! Click the button for more information.

Fleece Throws - $65.00

Perfect for home or cottage, these bright and cheery blankets make a welcome addition to any home. And they're great for cool evenings around a fire! A wide variety of shuka patterns and colours are available. The fleece comes in dark green, light blue, dark blue, and black. Machine washable.

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Picnic Blankets - $60.00

Backed with sturdy canvas that resists tears and moisture, Shuka Duka's picnic blankets can be used in many different ways apart from making a picnic more inviting. A terrific gift for people who have everything, they are machine washable and come in a range of colours and patterns, not all of which are shown here. 

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Shuka Duka Designs

Re-imaging the traditional shuka


The Masai of East Africa, especially the young men or the morans (warriors), often wear as part of their day-to-day clothing the brightly coloured patterned blankets called shukas. Shukas served both a decorative and a protective function for the Masai. For tourists they have become emblematic of an East African safari and are often collected as souvenirs. Unfortunately, in some cases the shukas have been mass produced outside East Africa. 

Shuka Duka Designs in Nairobi set out to address this problem. They sourced shuka material that is woven in Kenya. Working with their weavers, they have created a range of bold and beautiful colours and patterns. They engage skilled artisans to sew and assemble a number of unique, high quality products to exacting standards. In so doing they have expanded the market for the shukas and shuka material and have created sustainable and well paid employment for dozens of people.