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mukeka Ugandan straw mat tradition (2)

mukeka Ugandan straw mat tradition (2)

mukeka Ugandan straw mat tradition (3)

mukeka Ugandan straw mat tradition (3)

mukeka Ugandan straw mat tradition (1)

mukeka Ugandan straw mat tradition (1)

Whenever I visit my family in Uganda including my grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, I always come back with a straw mat or mukeka (pronounced moo-kay-ka) in Luganda, their gift to me to take back to America.   A mukeka is a traditional Ugandan straw mat that has been elaborately woven together using dried, dyed palm tree straw fiber.  They’re traditionally placed on the floor so people can kneel or sit crossed …

Whenever I visit my family in Uganda including my grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, I always come back with a straw mat or mukeka (pronounced moo-kay-ka) in Luganda, their gift to me to take back to America. A mukeka is a traditional Ugandan straw mat that has been elaborately woven together using dried, dyed palm tree straw fiber. They’re traditionally placed on the floor so people can kneel or sit crossed …

traditional wedding mats | Mukeka | Ugandan Straw Mat Tradition

traditional wedding mats | Mukeka | Ugandan Straw Mat Tradition

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