Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a border of black, floral patterns enclosing a design composed of six circular motifs, each with a complex arabesque pattern. Just above the centre of the lower border is an inscription in Kiswahili: AMENIKAA MOYONI MPENZI WANGU AZIZI.
- Made in: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Found/Acquired: Zanzibar
- (Africa,Tanzania,Zanzibar (state),Zanzibar (island),Zanzibar (town))
- Width: 108 centimetres
- Length: 164 centimetres
Inscription ContentAMENIKAA MOYONI MPENZI WANGU AZIZI
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentMALI YA CHAVDA ZANZIBAR JAYSHRI 5937
Kangas are printed and purchased in pairs, then cut into single cloths before wear.
Nasra M. Hilal gave the kanga to Chris Spring who included it in the BM collections.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EAF67108
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