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kanga / cloth

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,2034.1

  • Description

    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.

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  • Date

    • 2008
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 315 centimetres
    • Width: 107 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Roman
      • Inscription Position

        Border
      • Inscription Language

        KiSwahili
      • Inscription Content

        Nida Nzito Khanga Pamba Ya Tanzania Giga: 7424
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Roman
      • Inscription Position

        above photographic image
      • Inscription Language

        KiSwahili
      • Inscription Content

        Hongera Barack Obama
      • Inscription Translation

        Congratulations Barack Obama
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Roman
      • Inscription Position

        below photographic image
      • Inscription Language

        KiSwahili
      • Inscription Content

        Upendo na amani ametujalia mungu
      • Inscription Translation

        God has blessed us with love and peace
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013 14 Feb-21 April, London, BM, Social fabric: African textiles today--textiles of southern and eastern Africa

  • Condition

    Good.

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased from Triangle Crafts, Westlands, Nairobi on 5 December 2008.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    2008,2034.1

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.

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