A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a border in orange, green and black showing the continuous image of a mosque with minarets and dome. Within the border is a design of dark green, superimposed upon which are numerous small, star motifs, which has an image of a mosque at its centre. Just above the middle of the lower border is an inscription in Kiswahili written in the Roman script: POKEA ZAWADI YA IDDI "Give a gift for this 'Id".
- Made in: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Found/Acquired: Dar es Salaam
- (Africa,Tanzania,Dar es Salaam)
- Length: 157 centimetres
- Width: 106 centimetres
Inscription ContentPOKEA ZAWADI YA IDDI
Inscription TranslationGive a gift for this 'Id
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentKARIBU TEXTILE DNo.- 3341 - TANZANIA
kangas are printed and purchased in pairs, then cut into single cloths before wear.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EAF64789
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