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kanga

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af2006,02.1

  • Description

    A rectangular, multi-coloured printed cloth, kanga, with four borders composed of alternate floral motifs and the Tanzanian flag. The borders enclose a central design composed of a circular cameo containing the image of President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania set against a background green crosses and yellow circles..

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1999
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 166 centimetres
    • Width: 105 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Roman
      • Inscription Language

        Kiswahili
      • Inscription Content

        MWAKA 1922-1999
        MAJONZI TUNAYO TANZANIA
      • Inscription Translation

        To follow
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Script

        Roman
      • Inscription Position

        hem
      • Inscription Language

        Kiswahili
      • Inscription Content

        ART 9OCT 801 TANZANIA - MALI YA KTM
  • Location

    G25/dc9

  • Condition

    good

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: death of President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af2006,02.1

A rectangular, multi-coloured printed cloth, kanga, with four borders composed of alternate floral motifs and the Tanzanian flag. The borders enclose a central design composed of a circular cameo containing the image of President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania set against a background green crosses and yellow circles..

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