Come to the birthplace of imigongo traditional cow dung art and learn from the women who keep the tradition alive. You'll get the opportunity to learn the deep history of imigongo and also get your hands dirty and give it a try yourself.
"We have inherited the tradition of Imigongo from our ancestors. We want to keep it and pass it to our children, especially our young girls. We want to make sure this tradition does not perish."
- Kakira Imigongo Cooperative
About Kakira Imigongo Cooperative
The cooperative is made of 15 women, most of whom are widows as a result of the 1994 Geneocide against the Tutsi. The women of Kakira design and create reliefs on wooden panels using cow's dung. Once the cow dung has dried, the works are painted, dried again, and ready to be used as decoration.
Imigongo traditional cow dung art was created by Prince Kakira. The tradition has been passed on for many generations, but was nearly lost during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The women of Kakira work to preserve the imigongo tradition and support their families by the sale of their distinct works.