MKEKA, KIKOMBE & MUHINDI
/em-KEH-kah/, /kee-COMB-bay/ & /moo-HEEN-dee/
Swahili - Mat, Cup & Corn
Two fundamental items in Africa and the diaspora are the mkeka (sing)/mikeka (pl), the woven mat, and the kikombe (sing)/vikombe (pl), wooden cup. These items are found throughout both the continent and history.
Our mikeka, vikombe & muhindi seek to show the beauty and utility of our culture and heritage. Each are essential symbols on your Kwanzaa table.