If you grew up in Kenya then chances are you’ve probably come across a kiondo (handwoven sisal bag) or some form of sisal basket in your house at one point or another.
Most of the time i saw it and used to carry some potatoes from the farm when visiting my Grandma. As it turns out most people nowadays have used it when going shopping.Ferrying fruits and vegetables from the market
By reading my heading most of you are definitely thinking about How I’m going to praise our Mother Continent Africa with its beauty ranging from Girrafes, Rhinos, Elephants… well, that’s a story for another day. Today i focus on how to look classy with the African well known’ Kiondo bags’
Most of us are well familiar with kiondos, but for those who have no idea what these are, then, they are bags woven mostly by our grandmas made from sisal mostly and art does its magic to create them as they do. They have for long been used by our grandmothers to carry food stuff and mostly they act as their shopping bags. But recently this has become a trendy classy look in the fashion industry.
Kiondos don’t have to look ancient and for grandmas anymore. The modern day look has made it sooo classy and actually not all people can pull the look out. A touch of modern ropes that make it look like an actual sling bag have made them look soo awesome and adding zippers to them too and adding my best African fabric.. Ankara print.
For any fashion lover, a kiondo is a must have. I mean, how many times have you wanted to carry something vintage yet so classy but ended up with nothing close to vintage?? Well get yourself a kiondo, pair it up with a comfortable right look and you’ll be good to go.
When going for the kiondo look,choose your colors well knowing on how to match it up. Also, size matters and design. For a normal outdoor function, avoid a very huge kiondo, this will actually make it look ancient, a sling bag kiondo will work for you.
For a normal day where you want the kiondo to act as a handbag, get a medium size one. Something that you can carry comfortably like a bag.
Guys, guys , i know you don’t know this, but there are also guy kiondos. Yes i know you are probably thinking I’m crazy, but this is again for guys who are willing to stand out. Especially guys eho model around with bags, this can be an awesome bag fot the runway. You’ll thank me later.
All the best tothose willing to try out, and for those who already have, kudos.#Fashion lovers empire.
Post by Grace.