Written By karibu .

About Alma

The first African-American to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972, Alma Thomas was known for her large-scale abstract paintings.

Alma’s work was forgotten for many years but in the last decade have enjoyed a renaissance. In large part because the unusual but vibrant beauty these paintings captured still resonates today.


Why we name our boxes

When we started karibu, we knew we wanted our gifts to be about more than just great products. So we thought long and hard about all the best gifts we had ever received and what connected them all.

Very quickly we realised that behind every great gift is a good story, a meaning. And so, we decided that each box should have a name that captured the spirit of the box. The result, we hope, is gifts that are as thoughtful as their givers.