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  • kanga

    Kanga; made of cotton; rectangle of white cotton printed with border of burdungy and orange flowers; at centre six sets of three burgundy leaves; "KORANA ANATY LAY TANDREMO SAO MAFY LOATRA" printed under leaves; "KHANGA SOTEMA VITA MALAGASY...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production place: Madagascar
  • kanga

    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...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: TANZANIA
    • Find spot: Tanzania
  • 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...

    • Object type: kanga; cloth
    • Production date: 2008
    • Production place: Tanzania
    • Find spot: Nairobi
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous white, green and black border with floral and chevron designs. A central, rectangular design shows a cockerel of the same colours, superimposed upon a background of...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002-2003
    • Production place: Tanzania
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of yellow brown and black motifs in the form of a garland of prickly fruit, probably zingifuri or possibly jack fruit, enclosing a central brown...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); Kenya
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of yellow and black floral motifs, enclosing a central red rectangle with repeating motifs of bunches of grapes in white, yellow and black. Just...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); Kenya
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular, machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a design comprising a diamond- shaped, tie-dyed central motif in red and green on an orange background. Just above the centre of the lower border is an inscription in Kiswahili:...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Urafiki Textile Company (Made by)
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: Dar es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of black and yellow diamond-shaped motifs, enclosing a yellow panel and central circular design containing the map of Tanzania upon which a yellow...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: Dar es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    An uncut pair of rectangular, machine-printed cotton cloths, kanga. The design comprises a continuous patterned border of black and yellow floral motifs on a dark green background, enclosing a central rectangular design in yellow, green and...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: Dar es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    An uncut pair of rectangular, machine-printed white cotton cloths, kanga. The design comprises a continuous patterned border of black and yellow circular and linear motifs, with a pair of leaves in each corner, enclosing a central...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Urafiki Textile Company (Made by)
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: Dar es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    A square panel of printed white cotton cloth with a continuous patterned border of alternate single and quadruple red-brown motifs, similar to 'clubs' on conventional playing cards, enclosing a central design in which the quadruple motif...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    A black and white printed cloth of the Comoros Islands. It is designed with repeating square panels, each with a continuous patterned border of geometric floral motifs in black on a white background, enclosing a central design of the same...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with four borders of floral motifs enclosing a repeating pattern of red floral motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a sequence illustrating...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Zanzibar (town)
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with four borders of floral motifs enclosing a repeating pattern of black floral motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a sequence illustrating...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Zanzibar (town)
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with two borders of floral motifs along the two longer sides, between which is a repeating pattern of red pineapple motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Zanzibar (town)
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with two borders of floral motifs along the two longer sides, between which is a repeating pattern of black pineapple motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Zanzibar (town)
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with a repeating pattern of black floral motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a sequence illustrating the historical development of kanga...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Zanzibar (town)
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with four borders of red and black floral motifs enclosing a repeating pattern of red and black floral motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Zanzibar (town)
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular white cotton cloth with a repeating pattern of red floral motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a sequence illustrating the historical development of kanga...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Zanzibar (town)
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed red cotton cloth, kanga, with floral motifs in black along the border, enclosing a central rectangular design of diagonal lines interspersed with circular chrysanthemum motifs. The cloth carries an inscription...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 1950s
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (island)
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of yellow, black and red floral motifs, enclosing a central red rectangle with small, repeating 'rain-drop' motifs in white and black, and eight...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Kaderdina (Designed by)
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of yellow, black and red floral motifs, enclosing a central red rectangle with repeating diagonal designs in red, yellow and white. Just above the...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Kaderdina (Designed by)
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of yellow, black and purple circular motifs, enclosing a central rectangle with fifteen large roundels surrounded by floral motifs in the same...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Kaderdina (Designed by)
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of orange, black and red floral motifs, enclosing a central white rectangle with six roundel designs in red, orange, black and white. Surrounding...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Kaderdina (Designed by)
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A square, machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of orange, black and red 'cashew' motifs, enclosing a red, cross-hatched square with a central, orange form within which a message from the makers is...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Kaderdina (Designed by)
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of yellow, black and white diamond-shaped motifs, enclosing a central rectangle with fifteen X-shaped designs with small, floral motifs in their...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Kaderdina (Designed by)
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed purple cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of black floral motifs, enclosing a rectangle of similar motifs, superimposed on which are small, repeating 'cashews', the whole being surrounded...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Producer: Kaderdina (Designed by)
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India; India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous border of cross-hatched black lines and floral patterns on yellow enclosing a repeating design of tamarind pods and seeds, also in black and yellow. Just above the...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of black and white 'piano keys' pattern enclosing a central design of small, repeating motifs in blue and yellow commonly described as 'crosses and...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of black, white and purple overlapping fishscale motifs enclosing a central design of black ovals on alternating bands of green and purple. Just...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a border of black, floral patterns enclosing a design composed of six circular motifs, each with a complex arabesque pattern. Just above the centre of the lower border is an...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    Uncut pair of rectangular machine-printed cotton cloths, kanga, with a border of black cashew nut motifs on a red background enclosing a central design composed of a repeating pattern of alternate red and black cross motifs on an orange...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    Woman's kanga cloth used as a shawl or cloak. Red with white printed floral motifs throughout and an inscription in kiswahili.

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 1980s-2005
    • Production place: Zanzibar
    • Find spot: Yemen
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of arches and tamarind seed pods in yellow enclosing a central design of six white circles on a purple background. Within each of the circles is a...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    A pair of identical, uncut, rectangular machine-printed cotton cloths, kanga, each with a narrow black border and three distinct blocks of pattern with small motifs in red, black and white.

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous border of black lines enclosing a design of red and blue circles. Just above the centre of the lower border is an inscription in Kiswahili: HUJUI KITU - "You don't...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed yellow cotton cloth, kanga, with a linear and circular motifs in purple along the border, enclosing a central circular design depicting a diamond ring. The cloth carries an inscription in Kiswahili just above...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 1950s
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (island)
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a patterned border of black and blue floral and cashew nut motifs, enclosing a central diamond-shaped design surrounded by four images of Kenyan 100 shilling notes. Just above...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 1950s
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (island)
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous dark green and black border with repeating mango and cashew motifs in yellow and black. A central, rectangular design shows a mango tree with a ladder propped...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002-2003
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Bagamoyo
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed yellow and black cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of 'bull's eye' motifs, enclosing a central design containing alternate crosses and floral patterns. Just above the centre of the lower...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 1990s
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (town)
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed yellow cotton cloth, kanga, with a polka dot border with red-brown cashew fruit and nut motifs, enclosing a central rectangular design within which is a single large image of a fruit and leaves.The cloth...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 1950s
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (island)
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a border in orange, green and black showing the continuous image of a mosque with minarets and dome. Within the border is a design of dark green, superimposed upon which are...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous blue, brown and black border with serpentine designs. A central, rectangular design shows horizontal bars of the same colour, superimposed upon which are numerous...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002-2003
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed cotton cloth, kanga, with a narrow black border and three distinct blocks of pattern, each including a complex design of small motifs in red, black and white. Just above the centre of the lower border is an...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of red and blue floral motifs, enclosing a central diamond-shaped design containing an open, western-style woman's handbag, also in blue and red and...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 1950s
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Zanzibar (island)
  • kanga

    A pair of identical, uncut, rectangular machine-printed cotton cloths, kanga, each with a narrow dark green border and three distinct blocks of pattern with small motifs in green, black and white.

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Mombasa
  • kanga

    A rectangular, printed cotton cloth, kanga, with four borders composed of repeating blue and black floral motifs on a white ground. The borders enclose a central design composed of repeating images, also in blue and black, of a woman...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2005
    • Production place: Dar Es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar Es Salaam
  • kanga

    A rectangular, printed cotton cloth, kanga, with four borders composed of repeating blue and black floral motifs on an orange ground. The borders enclose a central design composed of repeating images, also in blue, orange and black, of a...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2005
    • Production place: Dar Es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar Es Salaam
  • kanga

    A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, kanga, with a continuous patterned border of black and white and green and black footballs on a yellow background, enclosing a central design of a football stadium and cups in yellow, black...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2002
    • Production place: Dar es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar es Salaam
  • kanga

    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...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 1999
    • Production place: Dar Es Salaam
    • Find spot: Dar Es Salaam
  • kanga

    An uncut pair of rectangular, printed cotton cloths, kanga, with four borders composed of black and white lines, dots and squares. The borders enclose a central design composed of a grid pattern of alternate rectangles of white and coloured...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2006
    • Production place: Dar Es Salaam
    • Find spot: Nairobi
  • kanga

    An uncut pair of rectangular, printed cotton cloths, kanga, with four borders composed of repeating yellow and green mango motifs on a black ground. The borders enclose a central design composed of repeating floral motifs, also in green,...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2006
    • Production place: Dar Es Salaam
    • Find spot: Nairobi
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, 'kanga', with a continuous patterned border of purple stripes, enclosing a central rectangle with 'crosses and tangerines' recurring motif. Just above the centre of the lower border is an...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Lamu Island
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, 'kanga', with a continuous patterned border of multi-coloured floral motifs in black and blue, enclosing a central rectangle with a recurring motif of a type of fruit or vegetable, possibly...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Lamu Island
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, 'kanga', with a continuous patterned border of black and dark maroon stripes, enclosing a central rectangle with a central motif of a fruit or vegetable, possibly a melon, with recurring...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Lamu Island
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, 'kanga', with a continuous patterned border of cashew nut motifs in black and purple, enclosing a central rectangle with a recurring motif of a cashew nut tree, also in black and purple. Just...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Lamu Island
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, 'kanga', with a continuous patterned border of multi-coloured floral motifs, enclosing a central rectangle with a similar floral pattern. Just above the centre of the lower border is an...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Lamu Island
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, 'kanga', with a continuous patterned border of wavy lines in orange and black, enclosing a central rectangle with a similar but larger recurring motif, also in black and orange. Just above the...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Lamu Island
  • kanga

    Rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth, 'kanga', with a continuous patterned border of black dots, enclosing a central rectangle with the image of a fishing boat, palm trees and a leaping sail fish. Just above the centre of the...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Ethnic name: Swahili
    • Production date: 2003
    • Production place: Mombasa (town); India
    • Find spot: Lamu Island
  • kanga

    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...

    • Object type: kanga
    • Production date: 2009
    • Production place: Tanzania
    • Find spot: Nairobi
  • head-shawl; kanga; head-cover

    Woman's head-cover or head-shawl (leso or shayla) made from two floral printed red and black cotton kanga cloths sewn together along their widths with an added border of hand-woven metallic thread (zarrie) band with a long green fringe...

    • Object type: head-shawl; kanga; head-cover
    • Production date: 1970s-1980s
    • Production place: Tanzania; India; Nizwa
    • Find spot: Nizwa