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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2012,2026.1

  • Description

    Kanga design sketch (number 230) with paisley and geometrical motifs in pink, orange and black, and Gujarati written instructions.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1960s (mid?)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 centimetres
    • Width: 54 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        English and Kiswahili
      • Inscription Content

        REG. DESIGN for K.G. PEERA (MIWANIMDOGO) C.ITOH KHANGA
  • Curator's comments

    One in a group of six. Instructions for the kanga design were made by Mr K.G.Peera (Swahili nick-name Miwani Mdogo 'Little Spectacles') in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, before being sent to the firm of C.ITOH & Co in Japan where artists would draw and colour the designs to Mr Peera's specification before sending them back to DSM. Once Mr Peera was satisfied, the final kanga designs were sent to Japan for printing.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013 14 Feb-21 April, London, BM, Social Fabric: African textiles today--textiles of southern and eastern Africa
    2015 13 Feb - 17 May Birchington-on-sea, Powell Cotton Museum, Social Fabric: African Textiles Today
    2015 23 May - 6 Sept, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Social Fabric: African Textiles Today
    2015-2016 19 Sept-24 Jan, Ipswich Museum, Social Fabric: African Textiles Today
    2016 20 Feb-29 May, Walthamstow, William Morris Gallery, Social Fabric: African Textiles Today

  • Condition

    Fair

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2012

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    2012,2026.1

  • Additional IDs

    • 230 (sketch number)
Kanga design sketch (number 230) with paisley and geometrical motifs in pink, orange and black, and Gujarati written instructions.

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