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kanga

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af2003,21.23

  • Description

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with two borders of floral motifs along the two longer sides, between which is a repeating pattern of red pineapple motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a sequence illustrating the historical development of kanga design.

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  • Date

    • 2003
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 24 centimetres
    • Length: 30 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This is an element in a series of designs commissioned by Nasra Hilal Mohammed and painted by Shaib Ali to illustrate the historical development of printed kanga design. This second design was printed in red and/or black and was known in Kiswahili as PINDO MBILI meaning 'two borders'.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    good

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2003

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af2003,21.23

A rectangular white cotton cloth with two borders of floral motifs along the two longer sides, between which is a repeating pattern of red pineapple motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a sequence illustrating the historical development of kanga design.

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