The Abayudaya of Uganda are one of these amazing groups that keep surprising us from the “margins” of the Jewish world. They started living as Jews about 90 years ago, after their leader (Semel Kakungulu) rejected the New Testament and embraced the Old. They never converted — like Ruth of old, they just began to follow the Jewish path. Contact with occasional western Jews starting in 1920 brought them more in line with modern Jewish practices. You can learn more at Kulanu.org.
These handcrafted acrylic knit kippot are their work, and with each purchase you help this community in a small way. Available (from upper left) in black, blue, maroon, and rust. They are a “pillbox” style, which means they don't fall off and don't need clips.
Better-Than-Fair Trade: 80% of the purchase price for these kippot goes through Kulanu to the community that produced them.
Under One Canopy
Kulanu (“all of us” in Hebrew) is a non-profit founded in 1994 to support isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world, many of whom have long been disconnected from the worldwide Jewish community.