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Handmade Kikombe Cha Umoja cup

/kee-KOHM-bee chah oo-MOH-jah/

The Unity Cup

The Kikombe Cha Umoja, The Unity Cup serves two functions during Kwanzaa. It is used to pour the Tambiko, the Libation, for the ancestors. Secondly, it signifies the unity of the family and community which is the core and foundation from which all else springs. Celebrants drink from this cup during the lighting.

This is a perfect addition to your Kwanzaa celebration and can be passed down as a family heirloom. This Kikombe Cha Umoja is hand carved from wood and stained. Which makes this cup a truly unique piece and there are slight variations in size and decoration.

Our Kwanzaa Kikombe Cha Umoja generally measures: 5”(H) with a 3” diameter. Enscribed with "Kwanzaa", it is also decorated with the colors of Kwanzaa, red, black and green.

Our Kenyan Kikombe Cha Umoja generally measures: 6”(H) with a 2.75” diameter. It is decorated with the Kenyan Flag which features the colors of Kwanzaa, red, black and green which have its roots in the Pan African Flag.  It also features the Maasai shield which symbolizes defense with stripes of white symbolizing unity and peace.

Our undecorated Kikombe Cha Umoja generally measures: 5”(H) with a 2.5” diameter. 

Kikombe Cha Umoja (The Kwanzaa Unity Cup)

  • A Kikombe Cha Umoja is traditionally a wood cup. It is one of the seven foundational symbols of Kwanzaa that represents the unity of the family and the community. After drinking from the cup, the family discusses their hopes for the future, reassess their past, and recognizes great ancestors.

    Proverb: No man can outwit the ancestors.

    Our Kikombe Cha Umoja cup are handcrafted. Each Kikombe Cha Umoja has been hand carved from wood into a cultural symbol that reflects the unity of the holiday and our history.

    Due to the nature of handmade crafts, sizing, colors and design may vary. Our hand carved Kikombe Cha Umoja cup generally measure: 5.0”(H) 2.5” diameter. Our Kwanzaa Kikombe Cha Umoja geneally measures: 5"(H) 3"(D) and our Maasai Kikombe Cha Umoja generally measure: 6"(H) 2.75 (D).

  • 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.

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