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Handwoven Mkeka Mat




Nobody likes living in bondage



The Mkeka is an important, yet overlooked, item in your Kwanzaa celebration display. It is a straw mat that represents the foundation of which all else rests upon. It displays the Kinara, the Mishumaa Saba, the Kikombe Cha Umoja and the harvest in the celebration days.  This Mkeka is  made from strips of bamboo woven with rayon fabric. Which makes this mat a truly beautiful piece. Bamboo is a natural material with variations in color which might vary from the photograph. Each Mkeka generally measures: 16.0”(W) x 13.”(L). 


Bamboo Woven Mkeka (Mat)

Color: Bamboo Woven
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  • A Mkeka is traditionally a woven mat. It is one of the foundational symbols of Kwanzaa that represents the notion that nothing can be strongly built without having a strong foundation.



    Proverb: A house built on a weak foundation will eventually crumble.


    Our Mkeka mats are handcrafted in Uganda, East Africa. Each Mkeka has been hand woven from raffia leaves into a cultural symbol that reflects the foundation of the holiday and our history.


    Due to the nature of handmade crafts, sizing, colors and design may vary. Our handcrafted Mkeka mats generally measure: 16.0”(W) x 13.0”(L).

  • For any undamaged product, simply return it with its included accessories and packaging along with the proof of purchase within 15 days of the date you receive the product, and we'll exchange it or offer a refund based upon the original payment method.