SI MIZIZI NA BAHATI YANGU

This kanga is made by the Indian company Rajsi Brothers. It was bought in Kenya in 2014 and the fabric is a synthetic blend. The label says it is from Tanzania, but I am not… Continue reading

POKEA ZAWADI YA XMAS NA MWAKA MPYA

I am a little late to post this kanga – but better now than waiting until next December to get it right. I have seen a few awesome Christmas kangas (like red and… Continue reading

MUNGU NIJALIE BARAKA ZAKO

  My daughter picked out this lovely kanga from a shop in Moshi. It is a recent one made by Nida Textiles. We’ll have a dress made from it, so once it is… Continue reading

WOTE NI WAJA WA MUNGU YA NINI WAJUNGU

I bought this kanga a few years ago in Tanga. The label has no company, so I am not sure where it is made. It could be from India. I think this kanga is a… Continue reading

KIDOGO CHANGU NA DUA NJEMA NA KUOMBEA

Another kanga from Kenya! This one was given to me as a gift a couple of years ago. It is a cotton-synthetic blend with a nice green and yellow design. The label reads… Continue reading

UBAYA HAUNA KWAO MOLA NISITRI NA NJAMA ZAO

Although I haven’t seen this kanga around for a while, it used to be popular among Tanzanians and also tourists. I got this one as a gift in 2014. Produced by Urafiki Textiles, it… Continue reading

EWE MOLAWETU IJAALIE BARAKA HARUSI YETU

This is a kanga nyepesi or “light” kanga. It is made of very thin cotton.  I have come to realize that here in Moshi, there are two types of kangas that are being called… Continue reading

DAIMA TUTAZISHUKURU NEEMA ZA MUNGU

Some kanga designs are so popular that they are produced by two different companies. Here is an example of one that is made by both Nida Textiles and Urafiki Textiles – both in… Continue reading

BEYOND ZERO

This is an extraordinary kanga that was made especially as a gift for Margaret Kenyatta, the First Lady of Kenya.  Manufactured by Nida Textiles in Dar es Salaam, this kanga is extremely soft… Continue reading

MAMA NI MAMA

This is another kanga “laini” made from synthetic material. It is gold and black with the lovely saying, “A mother is a mother.” There is no brand printed on it so I am not… Continue reading