Kyambalo - the masterpiece of human hands
Fully natural and 100% ecological fabric consisting of only cellulose fibres.
Kyambalo - „robe” or „clothing” in one of the local dialects.
A product that is a 600 years old heritage of Baganda tribe. Handmade by Ugandan farmers in traditional, unchanged over the centuries way by acquiring renewable lobes of bark of the tress belonging to the family Moraceae (i.a. Ficus natalensis).
Fabric is acquired without degrading the natural resources and adding or forming harmful substances. Perfectly fulfils the postulates of sustainable development trend, which is very important in the global perspective.
Exceptional fabric from exceptional place
Kyambalo consists of cellulose fibres, which after a long processing and laborious treatment create a one-of-a-kind net laid out with threads that form an irregular, exceptional pattern.
The final effect is a unique and special structure.
The process of making the fabric is complex and very time-consuming. It’s made in a traditional way by peeling off the inner bark layers of the fig trees, which is obtained without hurting the core of the tree. To secure it properly, it’s wrapped up in banana leaves to protect it from drying out and simultaneously allow a decent amount of humidity in for the tree to start regenerating.
Unparalleled interior design
Because of its usability Kyambalo fabric works great as an element of décor and interior decoration. Using this special fabric, we create unique and special wall coverings like wallpapers, panels, veneers for furniture and doors, interior decorative elements, which works perfect with small apartments, single-family houses, office spaces and public places.