A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous white, green and black border with floral and chevron designs. A central, rectangular design shows a cockerel of the same colours, superimposed upon a background of numerous small, v-shaped motifs. Just above the centre of the lower border is an inscription in Kiswahili written in the Roman script: JOGOO LA SHAMBA HALIWIKI MJINI "The village cockerel doesn't crow as loudly as the one in the town".
- 2002-2003 (?)
- Made in: Tanzania
- Found/Acquired: Dar es Salaam
- (Africa,Tanzania,Dar es Salaam)
- Width: 110 centimetres
- Length: 161 centimetres (single pattern)
- Length: 312 centimetres (whole cloth)
Inscription ContentJOGOO LA SHAMBA HALIWIKI MJINI
Inscription TranslationThe village cockerel doesn't crow as loudly as the one in the town
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentKILTEX ART 508. TANZANIA
kangas are printed and purchased in pairs, then cut into single cloths before wear. This inscription relates to the sexual prowess of men in town as opposed to those from rural regions
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EAF64808
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