ZAWADI NI CHOCHOTE KUPOKEA USICHOKE

A kanga with stars! Not totally uncommon but I don’t see them around too much. And I am not sure I have ever seen stars by themselves like they appear in the middle… Continue reading

WANYAMA NDIYO URITHI WETU TUWATUNZE

Here is another kanga with elephants on it, this one by Urafiki Textiles. To see the first elephant kanga on this blog, check out January 18, 2017 post. Below the kanga is seen in blue, black… Continue reading

AHADI ZA MUNGU NI ZA KWELI

This new kanga from Nida Textiles is definitely a bit different than most kangas. Even though the color combination of red, yellow, black and white is common – the way they are used here with… Continue reading

MSHUKURU MUNGU MENGI KAKUTENDEA

I really like this kanga because it is both traditional and fresh. It feels like a kanga for 2017, using bright colors and a playful design but it is still traditional in its use of stripes, flowers and dots. I think… Continue reading

JOGOO LIMEWIKA MJI UMETIKISIKA

I purchased this kanga a few years ago down near Mbeya – but I have seen the same or similar here in Moshi. It is made by Afritex in Tanga.  

MUNGU NI MWEMA

Called “kanga laini” or “smooth kanga” this type of kanga is made out of synthetic material. They are usually used in cooler weather or to make into dresses or skirts. Like on most synthetic… Continue reading

MWATANGULIZA YANGU MBELE YENU MTASEMA LINI

This kanga has been around for a few years. I have often seen it being worn around Moshi. The design has a lot going on. I am not sure if the picture in the… Continue reading

UBARIKIWE KWA WEMA WAKO

This attractive kanga, in white, orange and maroon came from Dar es Salaam. It is made by Morogoro Textiles    

MOYO WA YESU NI KITULIZO CHA MATATIZO YANGU

I bought this kanga in Moshi back in June last year. I saw someone wearing it and headed to the shops to find it. It was stashed in the back, but they brought… Continue reading

KANGA KISUTU

This kanga is said to have one of the oldest and most well known designs. Called  “kanga kisutu,” it was traditionally worn on the East African Coast and Zanzibar by a bride on her wedding day. The… Continue reading