The "mekeka", a plaited palm leaf mats play a significant role and function in Uganda. A mukeka(mat) is a traditional Ugandan straw mat that has been elaborately woven together using dried,plastic straw,dyed palm tree straw fiber. They're traditionally placed on the floor so people can kneel or sit crossed legged on them or they can be used as decor.


The mats are made and given as wedding gifts to assure that each household has elements of beauty.

MUKEKA Ugandan Straw Mat