Saturday, April 30, 2011
These beautiful sun dresses can be worn anywhere! Beach, lunch dinner, or for a simple stroll through the park. Made of beautiful Tanzanian kangas, you will be sure to catch everyone's eyes, whatever the occasion.
The elastic top with matching drawstring makes this dress very versatile. Wear it strapless or as a halter!
One size fits many; 32" long; Chest from 21" to 46" expanded.
17.5" X 17.5"; sets of 4
Wash in cold water with like colors; tumble dry.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Our new Moroto Earrings are a new take on traditional Ugandan wares. Made of 100% recycled sterling silver and gemstone beads from traditional Karamajong necklaces, these are sure to catch everyone’s eye.
Layered necklaces made of these beads are the traditional necklace worn by both the Massai tribe in Kenya and the Karamajong in Uganda. Moroto is one of the districts in the region of Karamoja in Uganda.
Watch our website for these lovely earrings hitting the Unites States very, very soon!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
The ladies of Awava in Kampala, once a month, enjoy an intimate event called Poetry In Session where we are entertained by amateur and professional poets. (We will give you a heads up before the next one.) Poetry In Session has its roots in the Spoken Truth movement that has been silent ... until now! Our love for one event, has led to our immense excitement for this event, we're telling you about today.
The Spoken Truth movement is enjoying a resurrection this evening. The event which was originally scheduled for last night but (luckily for this blogger) got postponed to today takes place at the Open House on Buganda Road and starts at 7.30pm.
Come out and enjoy the stylings of the ever soulful Sister Ife, the wonderful wordplay of Brother Jason and get to see Masaani Art in a setting other than organising Poetry In Session.
See you there.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Made from 100% recycled sterling silver and adorned with various stones, our Mukwano Earrings are sure to be a hit! In fact people in Kampala have been eating them up since International Women's Day!
Mukwano is the Luganda word for friend. We chose this name because Awava had many friends lend a hand in the evolution of these amazing new gems. Kylie Grater of Early Jewelry worked with founder Kate von Achen over the holiday season on jewelry design and technique, and even helped her figure out what to buy to get this new program started. The various stones used on the Mukwano earrings were given to Kate by Glenna Gordon two years ago before leaving Uganda. Glenna actually also gave Awava its name!
Since the various gem stones we have for the Mukwano earrings are hard to find in Uganda, the earrings will all be limited edition. And since so many friends lent a helping hand in this jewelry revolution we are now embarking on, we have decided to give "sub-names" to differentiate between the stones using names of Awava's friends.
Please stay tunned to the website for these items to be available, but in the meantime, here's a sneak preview!