contact: dada@dadazanzibar.net +255(0)777 466304

January 23, 2010

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spices – tea – snacks – sweets – honey – syrups – jams – chutneys – mustards – sauces – pasta – gnocchi – yoghurt – muesli – bread – bread mix – flour – cakes – cookies
DADA – eCosmetics
natural beauty and wellness products – hotel bath an beauty amenities – natural skin care and spa products – aroma therapy – mozzi repellents – houshold laundry goods – gifts and souvenirs …. AND MORE THAN SIXTY DIFFERENT natural beauty soaps
All products are Made in Zanzibar by women co-ops.
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DADAZanzibar Report 2017

July 29, 2018

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DADAZanzibar Report 2017

Cooking with Dada

July 16, 2018

Pintsize Explorers had a great cooking experience with Dada Zanzibar. Thank you for the review.

“… During our time in Zanzibar we spent a few nights in Matemwe, where we took part in the Dada cooking class. Classes are guided by the women from Matemwe village, and are held at 11:00 and 14:00 every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Thankfully the folks at Dada were super flexible and made an exception for us as we were only in town for a few nights! Ace! …”

Read full article at:

http://www.pintsizeexplorer.com/2018/02/15/dada-cooking-experience-zanzibar/

UKILI – The Art of Plaiting in Zanzibar

February 27, 2018
 
published 2006
written by Antje Förstle, founder of  DADA Zanzibar and MOTO Zanzibar
contact: dada@dadazanzibar.net
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” This book is the result of several years effort
developing skills for products from a typical
Zanzibari craft aimed at an international high
market.
These efforts match with the long-term
vision of the Department of Commercial Crops,
Fruits and Forestry (DCCFF) and that of MOTO
Cooperatives Network, which seek balancing
the need for poverty reduction at household level
and the sustainable utilisation of the natural resources.
Using materials illustrated in this book
MOTO has reaffirmed how the Wild Date Palm
(Phoenix reclinata) can best be used to produce
an environmentally friendly craft, the ukili,
particularly when prepared using solar energy.
Through these and the mobilisation of women
groups by DCCFFa large number of households
around Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park
are now benefiting from the increasing demand
of the ukili products in Zanzibar Stone Town
and overseas.
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Apparently, there is very little reference to this
craft, and the realisation of this book is the
testimony to the wealth of skills among the
women of Zanzibar.
Undoubtedly, the book shall provide
a good reference to some of the superb
plaiting patterns, which otherwise were consid-
ered non-existing in the coastal areas of Tanzania.
Over the last five years I have witnessed the
improvement of ukili products and designs to
which the author of this book, Antje Förstle,
has put personal initiatives. I would like to take
this opportunity to express my gratitude to her.
 
Now that the finest ukili patterns of the
Tanzanian coast have been documented, let’s
make the best use of it! “
 
DR. BAKARI S. ASSEID
Director– Department of Commercial Crops,
Fruits and Forestry, Zanzibar.
 
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” … By sponsoring this book ‘Ukili Plaiting in
Zanzibar’ the Embassy has broken new ground:
that of documenting a threatened cultural
heritage.
The decision to support Antje Förstle’s
project idea was easy, thanks to her convincing
concept and catching enthusiasm. During
her research, it quickly became obvious that
a preoccupation with the ‘ukili’ plaiting craft
of the Swahili, which is in danger of being lost,
can last years and that the findings can fill
volumes, especially as ‘ukili’ has barely been
documented up to-date.
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With this book, you hold the results of a year’s
committed research combined with numerous
journeys along the Tanzanian Swahili coast
and to the islands of Unguja, Pemba and Mafia,
as well as visits to the museum archives and
libraries in Munich and London.
May the book awaken in you the wish to experience for
yourself the ‘ukili’ diversity of colours and patterns
in Tanzania. By purchasing this book, you have
already rendered a contribution to the conservation
of this craft as the entire proceeds will go
towards the conservation and continued mediation
of old plaiting techniques, which are unfortunately
threatened by extinction.”
WOLFGANG RINGE
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
Dar es Salaam
 

The book ‘UKILI Plaiting in Zanzibar’ is available at the MOTO and DADA shop, Hurumzi Street 416, Stonetown, Zanzibar

Interested? But not in Zanzibar? Please send a mail to: dada@dadazanzibar.net

5 stars for Mama Matemwe

January 7, 2018

Thank you Maria!

DADA network: energy efficient stoves

October 25, 2017

DadaZanzibar Clay Stove

Come and cook with DADA

August 14, 2017

Visit us and experience Zanzibar cooking culture in Matemwe hands-on!
Come and Cook with us!

Guided and supervised by women from Matemwe village, you can join the Dada cooperatives and get active! You can learn to cook a traditional Zanzibar sauce based on tomato, cassava leaves and freshly grated coconut, or prepare baobab fruits growing on magnificent trees on the Matemwe ridge and turn them into delicious and healthy baobab jam.  Additionally, you can make date balls (coconut or baobab), or banana crisps.
After cooking and packaging you can take home your own products.
One group at a time should not exceed 6 people.
Cooking time: 11 am to 2 pm
Visits and participation by appointment only.
+255 (0) 777 466 304
dada@dadazanzibar.net

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welcome to the jungle …

August 26, 2016

It’s a permaculture jungle out there …
Dada in Matemwe, Zanzibar.
Fatma, Dada’s site-manageress, boils water on a solar cooker. (SK-14)

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ukili beach-hats

August 17, 2016

Good morning from Dada Zanzibar –
In the making: Bi Zena’s beautiful ukili hats

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TODAY at DADA: soap cleaning&packaging

August 9, 2016

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SEA SALT NEEM EUCALYPTUS SOAP with COFFEE
This rich soap gently cleans and nourishes all skin types with a concoction of olive, sunflower, macadamia, coconut and sweet almond oil. Natural eucalyptus essential oil, fresh organic neem leaves and salt from the Zanzibar coasts uplift and protect the skin while coffee beans have a stimulating effect.

 

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Dada CLOVE SOAP with CINNAMON
This creamy soap gently cleans and remoisturizes all skin types with vitamin E rich sunflower and sweet almond oil. The combination of cinnamon powder and natural sea sand with exfoliating and uplifting natural clove and natural cinnamon essential oil have a revitalizing effect on tired skin.

today: Baobab Mustard

July 26, 2016

Baobab mustard is mild, fruity with a lemonly touch- an exciting combination of the whole seeds of brown Indian mustard, vinegar and fresh baobab fruit pulp.
The mustard seeds are carefully ground and immediately mixed with the cidre vinegar to preserve their naturally sharp flavour and high content of unsaturated oil and protein.
Enjoy with meat, sausages or on sandwiches.

baobab1 baobab-mustard-hands-aminaWhy Use Baobab?
Below are some vital facts about Baobab fruit powder
▪    10 x the antitoxidant level of oranges
▪    6 x more Vitamin C than oranges
▪    6 x more antitoxidants than cranberries, blueberries and blackberries
▪    6 x more potassium than a banana
▪    2 x more antitoxidants than goji berries
▪    More iron than read meat
▪    More magnesium than spinach
▪    More than twice the calcium level of milk
▪    Valuable aid in the prevention and treatment of gastric and IBS disorders
▪    Effective in treating osteoporosis, varicose veins and haemorrhoids
▪    Beneficial to anaemics, anorexics, smokers and athletes.
▪    Excellent ingredient in diets for diabetics (notably type II Diabetes).
▪    Displays antioxidant capacity by fighting against the formation of free radicals
▪    Ideal in pre-biotic formulations, and stimulates the intestinal micro flora.
▪    Great complement in diets for celiac diseases.
▪    Good for vegans and vegetarians.
▪    Antiviral properties.
▪    Energy Booster.
▪    Gluten free and ready-to-mix.