Uncut pair of rectangular machine-printed cotton cloths, kanga, with a border of black and blue square motifs on a background of black dots enclosing a central blue and black design depicting a sail fish (marlin) leaping from the sea infront of a fishing boat, framed by two coconut palms to right and left. Maker's mark and, just above the centre of the lower border, inscription in Kiswahili.
- Made in: TANZANIAURAFIKI TEXTILE COMPANY, DAR ES SALAAM
- Found/Acquired: Tanzania
- Width: 109 centimetres
- Length: 336 centimetres
Inscription ContentJAPO SIPATI TAMAA SIKATI
Inscription TranslationI haven't caught you yet but I'm still trying
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionlower border
Inscription ContentDES NO 215
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: EAF67110
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