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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.
woman plaiting gombe zugu
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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kilindoni duka Halima Makame
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women plaiting on cupboard
woman mkoba Chwaka
” … 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.
Antje mat museum
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

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Dada Beauty Soaps – ‘off cuts’

September 25, 2015

Dada Beauty Soaps – ‘off cuts’
DADA and MOTO Shop, Hurumzi 416, Stone Town, Zanzibar

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BABU Zanzibar head to feet – beauty treat

July 22, 2015

BABU Zanzibar
Premier Natural Soap for Body and Hair
head to feet – beauty treat

dada@madeinzanzibar.com

 

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Mint, Baobab, Coconut
Inspired by the riches of the islands, our Babu Zanzibar all-natural combination soap bar with uplifting essential mint oil and mineral-rich aloe vera juice, soothing cocoa butter and coconut oil, and regenerating baobab and moringa oil gently cleans, refreshes and conditions your hair, scalp and skin naturally. Its rich lather is great for shaving wet.
Foam up in your hands first, then apply to where needed.
Massage gently,
rinse thoroughly.

 

 

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Lime, Moringa, Coconut
Inspired by the riches of the islands, our Babu Zanzibar all-natural combination soap bar with uplifting essential lime oil and mineral-rich aloe vera juice, soothing cocoa butter and coconut oil, and regenerating baobab and moringa oil gently cleans, refreshes and conditions your hair, scalp and skin naturally. Its rich lather is great for shaving wet.
Foam up in your hands first, then apply to where needed.
Massage gently,
rinse thoroughly.

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Natural Cosmetics
Made in Zanzibar by Dada Women’s Cooperative
dada@madeinzanzibar.com

 

FLOUR POWER Gluten free and rich in fibers.

October 6, 2014

flour power

Sweet Potato – the queen of roots

Rich in minerals, dietary fiber and vitamins, especially vitamin A, sweet potato contains a very high amount of manganese and helps to support healthy bones, stabilizes blood sugar levels and protects from free radicals. Sweet Potato flour adds a delicious exotic flavour to bread, cakes and pancakes, or gravies and custards. It can be used as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Farmed small scale on the island, the sweet potatoes are carefully selected and cleaned before being dried in special solar dryers and pounded in traditional mortars typical for the region. Packaged immediately, the flour retains its rich flavour and high nutrition value. Please also try Dada Traditional Zanzibar Sauce with Fresh Sweet Potatoe Leaves.

Breadfruit – wholesome bakery in a tree

Breadfruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, B1 and B6. It contains a high amount of potassium which helps to maintain the bodies’ cell electrolyte balance necessary to release energy from protein, fat and carbs during metabolism. It also is a good source of vitamin B3 which helps to lower cholesterol levels as well as stabilizing blood sugar. It can be used as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour in baking and cooking. Farmed small scale on the island, breadfruits are carefully selected and cleaned before dried in special solar dryers and pounded in traditional mortars typical for the region. Packaged immediately, the flour retains its rich flavour and high nutrition value.

Cassava – the most popular edible root in Zanzibar

Cassava is rich in minerals and vitamins. It contains a high amount of manganese and helps to support healthy bones, stabilizes blood sugar levels and protects from free radicals. Cassava flour adds an exotic flavour to bread, cakes and pancakes, or gravies and custards. It can be used as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Farmed small scale on the island, the cassava roots are carefully selected and cleaned before being dried in special solar dryers and pounded in traditional mortars typical for the region. Packaged immediately, the flour retains its rich flavour and high nutrition value. Please try Dada Traditional Zanzibar Sauce with Fresh Cassava Leaves.

dada@madeinzanzibar.com

new and fresh: Guava Jam

July 24, 2014

“fresh ya shamba”

Delicious Guava Jam.

Now at Dada Shop in Hurumzi 416, Stone Town and
at Migoz Supermarket, Airport Rd.
Dada products
– are made from ingredients available in Zanzibar,
– are manufactured by Zanzibari women cooperatives,
– and are sold in Zanzibar.

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/guava.html

Dada Facial Masks. New packaging from recycled silicone containers.

February 4, 2014

facial mask silicone package

NEW chutneys

January 27, 2014

Add to your favorites!

NEW Pineapple and Papaya Chutney.
Now at Dada&Moto Shop and Migoz Supermarket. Karibuni!

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CHOCOLATE LIP BALM

December 24, 2013

… with cocoa butter from fair trade organizations in Tanzania. dada choco lip balm fab
Natural beauty products, delicacies, souvenirs and presents – Dada/Moto Shop, Hurumzi 416, Stone Town, Zanzibar. Karibuni!

Best Soap from Dada!

November 25, 2013

Wow. Thank you Sandra for the compliments! 
-The Dada Team

message from: Sandra
Hi! 
This summer I visited your shop when I was in Zanzibar for vacations. I bought home one of your lovely soaps (the one with zanzibari sand in it) and it turned out to be the best soap I’ve ever tried! I have worked in cosmetics for many years so I’ve tried a lot of different soaps… none has ever even come close to yours 

I live in Sweden and won’t visit Zanzibar anytime in the near future. Do you have any retailers in Europe or do have any possibility to take orders and ship to Sweden? 

Thanks in advance 
/Sandra from Sweden

available soon !

November 7, 2013

dada on safari