kanga / cloth
Cotton cloth (kanga) printed predominantly in red and black on white ground. Depicts black and white photographic image of Barack Obama in centre of cloth. Flanked on either side by map of African continent in blue, green and white with black outlines. Border on all four sides of cloth has repeating design of four heart-shaped patterns on a red and white checked background. Slogans printed in KiSwahili. Double width kanga.
- Made in: Tanzania
- Found/Acquired: Nairobi
- Length: 315 centimetres
- Width: 107 centimetres
Inscription ContentNida Nzito Khanga Pamba Ya Tanzania Giga: 7424
Inscription Positionabove photographic image
Inscription ContentHongera Barack Obama
Inscription TranslationCongratulations Barack Obama
Inscription Positionbelow photographic image
Inscription ContentUpendo na amani ametujalia mungu
Inscription TranslationGod has blessed us with love and peace
Not on display
2015 23 May - 6 September, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum
2015 13 February - 17 May Birchington-on-sea, Powell Cotton Museum
Social Fabric: African Textiles Today
2013 14 Feb-21 April, London, BM, Social fabric: African textiles today--textiles of southern and eastern Africa
Purchased from Triangle Crafts, Westlands, Nairobi on 5 December 2008.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EAF106811
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