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kanga

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,2026.1

  • Description

    Double length printed cotton cloth, kanga, with design commemorating Michael Jackson (American pop star). Repeating border design of musical instruments. Central heart-shaped design has large head and shoulders image of Michael Jackson holding microphone surrounded by white stars. Flanking this central motif are further smaller representations of Michael Jackson in different poses. Motto in KiSwahili directly below central image.

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  • Date

    • 2009
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 320 centimetres
    • Width: 106 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        below central image
      • Inscription Language

        KiSwahili
      • Inscription Content

        Daima tutakukumbukin
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

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

  • Condition

    Excellent.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Acquisition notes

    Collected by donor during trip to Kenya in December 2009 while working with colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya on the development of a kanga (printed cloth) exhibition.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    2010,2026.1

Double length printed cotton cloth, kanga, with design commemorating Michael Jackson (American pop star). Repeating border design of musical instruments. Central heart-shaped design has large head and shoulders image of Michael Jackson holding microphone surrounded by white stars. Flanking this central motif are further smaller representations of Michael Jackson in different poses. Motto in KiSwahili directly below central image.

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