At BaMatooke Made (pronounced Baw-maw-toe-kay Made) we believe in developing traditional Ugandan craft into modern products. Our cards are made from the bark of the Matooke tree. Matooke is a starchy banana native to Uganda prepared in savory dishes similar to those made from potatoes. The cards we make are mosaic Matooke bark laid on top of paper processed from ground Matooke bark. Trees are not damaged in the process of our production. The materials are harvested naturally as the tree sheds its bark.
In addition to stationery, we also partner with local artisan groups primarily made of young unwed mothers and widows to provide products such as baskets, purses and clutches.
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