Uncut pair of rectangular machine-printed cotton cloths, kanga, with a border of black cashew nut motifs on a red background enclosing a central design composed of a repeating pattern of alternate red and black cross motifs on an orange background. Maker's mark and, just above the centre of the lower border, inscription in Kiswahili.
- Made in: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Found/Acquired: Zanzibar
- (Africa,Tanzania,Zanzibar (state),Zanzibar (island),Zanzibar (town))
- Width: 110 centimetres
- Length: 316 centimetres
Inscription ContentMSINISEME MAGENGENI NINACHOWAKERA NIAMBIENI
Inscription TranslationIf you've done something wrong don't tell others, tell me.
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionlower edge
Inscription ContentAVANI D.NO 3817
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: EAF67109
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