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Geometric patterns in deep purple and lime green. Soft slit handles and a deep pocket to fill all manners of baggage!  This talented group of women known as The Sunshine Mothers are completely self taught or have learnt from their fellow members. No pattern, no diagrams, no instructions just pure love to keep these traditional skills of the Nithi tribe to continue whilst receiving a proper wage by Dada Duka

Height 38cm Width 45cm




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Dada Duka is proud to introduce you to The Sunshine Mothers!

This colourful and utterly captivating group is made up of forty five Mothers and Grandmothers belonging to the Tharacka-Nithi tribe in Meru, east of Mount Kenya. Their crocheting is traditional to this tribe yet so new to us.

They follow no pattern and the complexity and advanced techniques require immense focus and concentration. Having spent time with these women watching them crochet whilst chatting, singing and laughing, it appears to be something they do to unwind!

Our Sunshine Mothers are paid directly at all stages of their work providing them with a regular wage all year round. We supply all their wool and have recently provided reading glasses, new metal hooks and mobile phones to keep us connected.

We are working on belts, cushions and rugs for future projects. Their growing popularity and demand for products has enabled us to take on new women to the group who are then trained by the elder members, therefore offering a sustainable future for the next generation.

Our crochet bags and baskets are machine washable on a gentle 30* wash using wool detergent, reshape and air dry afterwards.


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