MIAKA HAMSINI YA MUUNGANO WA TANGANYIKA NA ZANZIBAR (1964 – 2014)
I am a very lucky kanga collector! This kanga, along with others that I will post soon, was sent to me by Amin Godil at Nida Textile Mills in Dar es Salaam. It is a kanga commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the birth of Tanzania through the union of Tanganyika and Zanaibar.
This kanga celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
The kanga depicts Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania and Abeid Karume, the first president of Zanzibar and vice-president of Tanzania. Both men are widely celebrated here in Tanzania.
This kanga was specially ordered and does not have the traditional line at the bottom with a message. Instead the message is printed on the ribbon in the image. English translation: Fifty years of union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar (1964 – 2014) Our Tanzania, our Union, let us defend, renew and maintain you