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Recently our friend Carol returned from a trip home (Kenya) and my mother-in-law sent a new kiondo home with her for me. Iā€™m absolutely loving it!

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What is a kiondo you ask? Pronounced key-own-ndo, they are hand woven bags made from the leaves of the sisal plant. Wikipedia does a pretty good job of explaining the process.  When Joyce, my MIL, came for our wedding she brought me a more traditional kiondo. P2078866

When she said she was sending me one with Carol, I assumed it was like the traditional version. I love my first kiondo and use it all the time, so great for a quick trip to the market or taking a day trip to hold all the little items. It has also become our go-to road trip accessory bag (snacks, magazines, cell chargers, camera).

I immediately took the contents from my purse and moved them into my new bag. And I really needed an excuse to clean out my purse. I love the beadwork detail.

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My two kiondo cousins šŸ™‚

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