We select our IMIGONGOs in Rwanda among the creations of some of the best artists co-ps, where they were able to give new life to a tradition that was almost lost forever.
The legend has it, that in the XVIII century prince Kakira decided to use the sacred livestock dung mixed with laterite, kaolin and aloe (for more colorful results) to decorate the inside walls of his court. That's how the IMIGONGO art got its name, from the prince's domains in the south east of the country.
The true symbolic meaning behind the characteristic geometrical patterns, related to everyday life and to nature, still holds the mystery of their meaning.
The Imigongos’ unconventional medium and their harmonic geometries will add a piece of history even to the most contemporary furnishing style.