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- n. A piece of colored cloth used as clothing and wrapped around the waist and legs or shoulders.
Joe Fornabaio Market finds: A fringed cloth called a kikoi, and a handbag made from the chewed bark of balboa trees.
A little research (which can be a beautiful thing) taught me that a kikoi is a sarong-like garment worn by men in Eastern Africa.
There are a few of my good muslim friends here in town who really want me to fast with them for a day, so I think next weekend I will give it a shot I also plan on wearing my man-skirt, a 'kikoi' that muslim men all wear in zanzibar, so that I really go all out on this day.
On a recent visit to the market near the Sarit Centre, I was quoted a price of 800 shillings for a kikoi, a colorful cotton cloth used by Kenyans for just about everything -- tablecloths, clothing or a sling to carry a baby.
He is clad only in his usual kikoi, a colorful sarong-like loincloth.
A kikoi (from a Swahili word meaning wrapper) is a 100\% woven cotton wrap that originated along the East coast of Africa in Kenya and Tanzania.