Boostani, translates from the Swahili language (bustani) to ‘garden’. A garden is a place where life is nurtured. Lois believes that beauty is represented in diverse forms and handmade items capture this beauty at its peak.
Boostani offers a variety of handmade products each unique to the customer. From colorful beaded key chains to beaded scarves to individualistic tote beach handbags and baskets, they add a modern yet African image to your household or wardrobe.
Boostani's handmade goods offer more than just a unique addition to your home, through your purchase, a cause is supported, one held dearly in Lois' heart.
The Kiondo basket are handwoven primarily using Sisal, a succulent plant that grows readily in arid parts of Kenya. Traditionally, it was used to hedge the garden, but other uses emerged such as making ropes and weaving baskets due to it's hardy nature. The entire process is done by hand.
The Kiondo basket represents a sense of community and sharing.
Traditionally, every woman carried a handmade basket to social gatherings to bring items or gifts to share. It was then returned to the bearer with a reciprocating gift.