Elements and Activities – Kongoni Kikoys:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 500g; ⊙ Size (including fringe): 104cm x 174cm; ⊙ Made from 100% mercerised cotton; ⊙ Unisex; ⊙ Ethically produced in Kenya
Activities: ⊙ For wear around the lodge and pool on safari (please note we do not recommend these kikoys beyond the lodge as they are not safari-friendly colours)✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Everyday✓ ⊙ Beach trips✓ ⊙ Time by the pool✓ ⊙ Home decor✓ ⊙ Gifts✓ ⊙ Winter wear as a scarf✓ ⊙ Picnics✓
Features: ⊙ Made in Kenya from 100% cotton in the classic kikoy design; ⊙ Mercerised for extra strength and brightness; ⊙ Hand-knotted for effect; ⊙ Thick, close weave (making it perfect for wearing as a skirt owing to its opacity); ⊙ Suitable for men and women; ⊙ Multi-use across all seasons
The traditional kikoy is plain-coloured in the middle and has a distinctive radiant border. These kikoys are made using the time-honoured design and are available in an assortment of vivid yarn colours.
Call it a kikoy, sarong, pareo, lava lava, or a lungi, these kikoys are made in the traditional African design and can be enjoyed by men and women. Rectangular in shape, kikoys make ideal beach cover-ups. Worn as a skirt, the ends of the kikoy are simply tucked in at the waist - no buttons, pins or hooks.
There are many uses for the kikoy wrap - from sarong to scarf, tablecloths to throws, beach-blankets to sun shields. It all depends on how creative you can be. All our 100% mercerised cotton kikoys are dyed and woven in Kenya and then hand-knotted to create the distinctive border, which adds to their individual appeal. This means that they have added strength and the colours are given added brightness. In addition to this, the thick weave makes this a more opaque sarong, making for comfortable wear as a skirt or dress. Available in a rainbow of colours and a choice of striped pattern or plain, a kikoy is undeniably a must-have travel and everyday accessory and their use is only limited by your imagination.