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Kitenge Womens Wallet

Harkiss Designs
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A hand made wallet made out of East African Kitenge fabric featuring brown, beige and light blue colors. This tri-fold wallet is very functional with multiple sections for money, some checkbooks, credit cards and more. At the same time, it is beautiful and perfect for those who enjoy African hand crafted goods or any one who prefers eco-friendly and natural products. The wallet contains a magnetic snap closure, external zippered pocket, two big interior sections and seven slots for holding credit cards or other affects. The wallet measures 8 inches (length) x 4.35 inchs (height) when completely closed and 11.25 (length) x 7.75 (height) when fully opened.

What is Kitenge?

Kitenge is an East African cotton fabric printed in various colours and distinctive patterns. This vibrant cotton fabric is wax printed, using rotary printing machines. The printing on the cloth is done using a traditional batik technique. Kitenge is usually a thick light-weight fabric with prints on both sides. It is manufactured from a plain weave cloth. Kitenge is called ‘the communicating textile’ because of the various colours, patterns, writings and symbols which represent moods, feelings, cultures, and traditions of native African people. Kitenge fabric has a long history and gives the Eastern African region an identity. Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian and Solange are some of the celebrities that have been spotted on the red carpet wearing or carrying Kitenge designs. It also said to represent courage and blood that is bestowed upon the African people by nature from a higher power.

Support Uganda

All items are Fair Trade Certified and portion of all proceeds benefits Lend a Hand Uganda - USA. A charitable organization that works to give vulnerable and orphaned children in Kampala, Uganda a real chance through foster care services, education, skills training, community development and healthcare.

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Description

A hand made wallet made out of East African Kitenge fabric featuring brown, beige and light blue colors. This tri-fold wallet is very functional with multiple sections for money, some checkbooks, credit cards and more. At the same time, it is beautiful and perfect for those who enjoy African hand crafted goods or any one who prefers eco-friendly and natural products. The wallet contains a magnetic snap closure, external zippered pocket, two big interior sections and seven slots for holding credit cards or other affects. The wallet measures 8 inches (length) x 4.35 inchs (height) when completely closed and 11.25 (length) x 7.75 (height) when fully opened.

What is Kitenge?

Kitenge is an East African cotton fabric printed in various colours and distinctive patterns. This vibrant cotton fabric is wax printed, using rotary printing machines. The printing on the cloth is done using a traditional batik technique. Kitenge is usually a thick light-weight fabric with prints on both sides. It is manufactured from a plain weave cloth. Kitenge is called ‘the communicating textile’ because of the various colours, patterns, writings and symbols which represent moods, feelings, cultures, and traditions of native African people. Kitenge fabric has a long history and gives the Eastern African region an identity. Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian and Solange are some of the celebrities that have been spotted on the red carpet wearing or carrying Kitenge designs. It also said to represent courage and blood that is bestowed upon the African people by nature from a higher power.

Support Uganda

All items are Fair Trade Certified and portion of all proceeds benefits Lend a Hand Uganda - USA. A charitable organization that works to give vulnerable and orphaned children in Kampala, Uganda a real chance through foster care services, education, skills training, community development and healthcare.

Specs.
Edition Hand Made
Height 4.35 inches
Length 8 inches
Medium Kitenge Fabric
SKU hark104
Width .75 inch
Harkiss Designs
Harkiss is based on the idea of compassionate capitalism. Every product is made by East African artisans (most of whom are women responsible for supporting their entire family) in the comfortable and safe setting of a co-op in their community. We carefully selected these talented artisans and the sustainable materials they use—fabric woven from the pulp of the kukui nut and beads sourced locally. Harkiss Designs is also Fair Trade Federation certified, so you can trust that each and every product is ethically sourced and produced.
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