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The History of Kiondo Baskets

Mifuko Kiondo basket

The tradition of weaving baskets in Makueni region in Kenya started in the early 1930's. The women weaved baskets for various uses, such as shopping, carrying goods in the markets, storing food, spices and water, and giving as gifts at weddings. However, the main use for baskets was during the harvesting season to carry fruits and vegetables.