PAISES DE S.A.D.C.C.

This historical kanga comes from my fellow kanga enthusiast, Marisa. From Australia, she has been one of a few loyal followers of “Kabati La Kanga.” A few years back, we swapped kangas from… Continue reading

USIONE KITU BORA KULIKO WAZAZI

At first glance, I thought the fruits on this kanga were lemons – but true to Tanzanian style – they are mangoes. Made by Nida Textiles in Dar, it can be seen here in… Continue reading

NASTAHAMILI MAOVU MANENO HAYANA KOVU

This kanga is an older one that was loaned to me by a friend. It is a “kanga nyepesi” made from very light weight cotton. Purchased in Tanzania sometime in the 1990’s, it was… Continue reading

WAJONYA ….. MUKO MBAWA!

Look at these brilliant oranges! I love them. This vibrant kanga is surprisingly a campaign kanga for Nicolas Gumbo.  He is an MP from Rarieda in Kenya and a member of the Orange… Continue reading

Shujaa Wa Maendeleo

This kanga was made for Jackson Mandago’s  2017 re-election campaign. Mandago is the Governor of Uasin Gichu County in Kenya. Made by Nida Textiles in Tanzania, this political kanga has Mandago’s image prominently… Continue reading

Mimi mzuri Milele – Siri Yangu ni Ella Creams

Here is a promotional kanga for Ella Creams from Mamujee Products, which is based in Tanga, Tanzania.  Unlike many promotional kangas, this one has a very familiar look.  The border looks like those that are… Continue reading

UHURU, UMOJA, AMANI NA MSHIKAMANO

This is a very cool kanga depicting leaders of African Independence from all over the continent. It is probably about ten+  years old and has some bleach stains on it. To me the colors and geometric design seem to… Continue reading

URITHI WETU

What a fantastic old kanga! Given to me by a friend, it depicts the previous four presidents of Tanzania among a theme of footprints. It is a bit worn and faded but is… Continue reading

MUNGU MKUBWA

This kanga comes from Tanzania, made by Urafiki Textile Mills in Dar es Salaam. My friend uses two of them sown together as a bedspread.

MSHUKURU MUNGU KWA WAKATI WOTE

This lovely kanga comes from NIDA Textiles in Dar es Salaam. It is a cotton kanga with a big, bold design in simple color combinations.