About Us

We are creators at heart. And creating beautiful spaces is our art form. We know that one of the most frustrating things about designing and decorating your home or office is finding a place that can demonstrably show ethical production and consumption of natural resources while at the same time giving you a variety of options to choose from. At Manakristo, we are diehards for creating beauty over time through the use of reclaimed and salvaged wood and time-tested wood finishes.

Your Favorite Frame Shop in Nairobi

Nairobi’s top frame shop. All made from reclaimed wood. Where wood comes to life.

Our Services

We provide picture framing, home, and office decor solutions, and canvas stretching services. Located in the heart of Karen, our workshop is open Monday through Friday for consultation and Saturdays by appointment. Please do not hesitate to give us a call to find out more about our services.


Our aim is to create beautiful objects that tell a story. Every piece of wood that passes through our workshop has a history and a story. We wish to build on that story and pass the history to you through curated pieces of art objects.

Block acrylic paint on cypress

Heritage Keepers

At Manakristo we are heritage keepers for the generations of people that will come long after we are gone. We desire for the authenticity of our African culture and tradition to show through our various artistic works. As we build beauty over time, our mission is to preserve our natural environment through responsible consumption and production as we weave our African art history into contemporary visual stories that can be handed down through generations

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Tsedaniya Delnessa

Creative Director, Writer, and Speaker


Tsedaniya has been passionate about restoration work focusing on historical and cultural structures. Growing up surrounded by ancient architecture and history from Yemen and Ethiopia, she was further inspired by her early 1900s Armenian-influenced home built in the heart of an Italian-inspired neighborhood.  

Tsedaniya hopes to preserve the natural environment through responsible consumption and production as she weaves her vision of Africa’s art history into contemporary visual stories that can be handed down through generations. She also curates African artifacts and incorporates them into her designs.

Get in touch

Tsedaniya is always available for side collaborations and talks in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Africa-wide. If you want to chat about design, restoration work, African adornment, East African history, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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