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Create your own batik with Zanzibar or Tanzanian motives as part of our guided Museum&Workshop tour.
Please visit the MOTO Museum&Workshop at Pete, Zanzibar (just before Jozani National Park). Enjoy an informative and active afternoon – delicious traditional Zanzibar lunch included
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During Ramadhan the Crafts&Culture Tour can be arranged for the afternoon including food after sunset. The guests get to know the traditional Zanzibari way of Iftar.
Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together.
Karibuni

Have you’re next children’s birthday party at the MotoMuseum&Workshop in Pete, Zanzibar.
Batik, plaiting, delicious lunch and lots of fun.
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Happy clients of the Zanzibar Crafts&Culture Tour enjoy delicious traditional Zanzibar food, cooked on some of our fire-wood-saving clay-stoves. MOTOMuseum, Pete, Zanzibar.

Guided tours and active participation in crafting at our Musem&Workshop in Pete, Zanzibar. 1 km before Jozani National Park.

Karibu, be our guest

Karibu, be our guest, and experience local craft culture at the  MOTO Workshop&Museum.

The Museum offers a unique collection of palm plaited items from the entire Swahili coast, attractively presented in a village setting. Their individual importance and use is explained to you by knowledgable guides, along the daily routine of a typical Zanzibari household.

The fascinating production process of ukili – from the date palm´s frond to the colourful basket – is described in text and object and can afterwards be experienced by you hand in hand with local craftswomen in a 30min workshop.

Members of craft cooperatives take turns in showing you how hand-selected leaves of the wild date palm go through a timely transition and evolve into fashionable accessories or classic, contemporary pieces for the home.

Supervised and supported by an artisan you may design and batik a t-shirt or table cloth with Zanzibar or Tanzanian motives. Plain t-shirts and fabrics purchasable.

In our workshop experience the making of the famous Swahili loin cloth, the kikoi – handwoven on wooden looms.

In our workshop master weavers work on wooden looms, making the famous Swahili lion cloth, the kikoi. Worn all along the East African coast, this traditional piece of clothing is as popular as ever. Additionally, the kikoi has been discovered as material for comfortable men’s and ladies’ wear and adore the world traveller’s home in form of beautiful drapes, curtains, table wear or bedsheets.

Spend 3 hrs at our Museum&Workshop and experience the hospitality of local craftspeople in the village of Pete. A delicious traditional Swahili lunch is included.
Situated only 3km from Jozani Nationalpark, our tour is a perfect supplement to your visit to the famous Zanzibar Colobus Monkeys.
MOTO Museum&Workshop in Pete, Zanzibar.
Min. 2 pax. Families, groups, school classes are welcome. Please book in advance with your tour operator, or directly with us.
phone 0773 031 178
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e-mail: moto@madeinzanzibar.com

Spice up your excursion to Jozani National Park with a visit to the MOTO Workshop and Ukili Museum in Pete.

Learn to design and batik your own t-shirt, sheet or table cloth, have a go at weaving on a wooden loom, or plait a strip of ukili and finish the afternoon with a delicious traditional Zanzibar lunch. Families, groups and school classes are welcome.

Please make your booking! phone:+255 (0)773 031 178  or +255 (0)777 466 304

Learn everything about the history of the art of plaiting in Zanzibar in our Ukili Museum.

Guided tour through our Ukili museum.

Zanzibar women explain the art of plaiting ukili.

You can learn how to plait the strips which, when sewn together, make a basket.

Master weavers on the looms, weaving soft fabrics for kikois.

Khadija explains the use and benefits of clay ovens.

Khadija prepares lunch on our wood saving clay stove

After the workshop and museum tour a delicious Zanzibari lunch.

Welcome to Pete

Spice up your excursion to Jozani National Park with a visit to the MOTO Workshop and Ukili Museum in Pete.

Learn to design and batik your own t-shirt, sheet or table cloth, have a go at weaving on a wooden loom, or plait a strip of ukili and finish the afternoon with a delicious traditional Zanzibar lunch. Families, groups and school classes are welcome.

Please make your booking! phone: 0773031178

MOTO workshop at Pete. Coming from Zanzibar Town it's just 1 km before Jozani National Park.

Students and teacher from IST DSM pose with ukili crafts.

From palm fringes to a bag - it needs dexterity and commitment to quality. Try it yourself, and you get the idea

Patience! After a couple of years you're as good as the MOTO women.

The little plaited strip is called 'ukili'. Many strips sewn together can make a bag or a mat.

Learn how to design and batik a t-shirt. You need a new table cloth or curtains? Bring the measurements, we provide cotton, materials and know how.

Wax is applied with a sponge, stick or stamp. After that the t-shirt is dyed with colors of your choice.

Well, you have to wear it ... or make someone a surprising present.

So many threads! The loom is a fascinating and complex tool.

Master weaver in action. The material can later be used as curtains, shirts, table cloth or 'Kikoi' - the loin cloth, a traditional Zanzibar men's wear.

Welcome to our restaurant.

Rice, beans, fish, octopus or beef with delicious 'mchuzi', traditional Zanzibar cuisine.

For a variety of Moto handicraft products, Dada healthy food and Dada beauty products please visit the Moto shop in Stone Town, Hurumzi Street 416.