Nkyimu Organic Swaddle - Strength

$34 $50


Introducing one of the newest, most coveted, and thoughtful gifts for new and expectant parents.  Wrap your little one in strength.

Inspired by the traditional symbols of West Africa, our baby swaddles are made from organic breathable cotton providing the softest experience for the newborn. Swaddle patterns originate from African Adinkra symbology. Two symbols – Nkyimu (n-chi-moo), standing for high quality and excellence and Kyemfere (che-mm-fe-re), representing experience – are joined to create designs rich in cultural significance.

Their geometry provides visual stimulation for baby’s eyes, while scientific studies have repeatedly shown that newborns prefer high-contrast, black and white images rather than soft, colored or pastel visuals. These soft organic cotton swaddles are the only baby wraps on the market inspired by contemporary African design and tradition.

Designed and luxuriously gift wrapped especially for you and your bundle of joy. Bring home today, or register for this item using universal registry babylistEnjoy your gift.



Adinkra-inspired minimalist line of baby swaddles and toddler blankets created exclusively for 54kibo in collaboration with Njoki Gitahi, a Brooklyn-based designer from Kenya. The main inspiration for her designs is found in nkyimu, an emblem of design excellence.

A former geologist with an MFA in graphic design from Yale, Njoki is a design lead at a leading New York design firm. She finds inspiration in unexpected places, and uses visual design to help individuals and organizations effectively communicate their unspoken needs and help them express their purpose and values. She has worked with a wide range of teams and clients in branding, experience, and environmental projects. Njoki demonstrates a unique approach, while applying her integral experience in achieving the finest solutions in contemporary design.

Customer Reviews

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Nkiyumu Organic Swaddle- great gift!

This swaddle is a wonderful gift! It is of a high-quality material and very soft. I appreciate that the pattern has a meaning, as I was able to explain that to the gift recipient--a new father. The gift also appears much more expensive than it is--great value, especially for an organic product!

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