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.     Advertisements

SH-SH-SH ACHA UONGO! FUNGA DOMO LAKO

This is quite a kanga! It has the most obviously confrontational saying that I have read on a kanga. The dark colors and geometric design also make it stand out. It is an older, polyester kanga,… Continue reading

WEMA WA LEO MAFAO YA KESHO

This kanga, a newer one from Nida Textiles in Dar es Salaam, looks very tropical with its hibiscus print.        

KARIBU MPENZI WANGU HARUFU YAKO NI TIBU AMOYO WANGU

This kanga is 20+ years old. It was purchased in Dar es Salaam in the 1990’s and was likely imported from India. Made for the East African market, the label says, HAKUNA MATATA … Continue reading

MIMI NI BAHARIA SITISHIKI NA MAWIMBE

This is a fantastic kanga from the 1990’s. It was made in India for the Tanzanian market and was purchased back in the day in Dar es Salaam by one of my friends. The… Continue reading

USIGEUKE KUKU UKAPEKUA HUKU NA HUKU

An oldie but a goodie! One of my Moshi friends has kept her kangas from years ago and still uses them! She loaned them to me so that I can take some pictures.… Continue reading

POA MPEMZI MIMI NI WAKO

A perfect kanga for Valentine’s Day! I have seen plenty of kangas with hearts on them, but this is the first one that I have seen that has hearts with arrows through them.… Continue reading

Animals in Blue, White and Black

One of the most common color combinations for kangas is white and dark blue with black accent. When it comes to kangas with animals on them – it seems to be especially popular.… Continue reading

MIMI NI BATA MZOEFU WA KUPATA NIKIKOSA BAHARINI NCHI KAVU NITAPATA

A kanga with a fierce duck! That sharp beak makes this duck look dangerous. And once you read the saying on this kanga, you know that this duck has attitude!   The saying… Continue reading

BIN-ADAMU SIKAMILI

I can’t figure out if this yellow and black kanga is made in Zanzibar or if it is imported from India. It is made by Sycamore Trade Adventures and the sticker says, “Marashi Ya Zanzibar” which means… Continue reading