East African Swahili Rafiki Kanga Blanket 2019/05
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Everywhere you go in East Africa, you will see Kangas/Leso – a brightly coloured, rectangle of printed fabric with a Swahili saying. They are a vibrant part of daily life, used to carry babies, and layered as clothing. A Kanga carries great significance, as it marks the rhythm of Swahili life even from birth.
This Kanga has been produced in Tanzania from East African produced cotton, and was purchased directly in Tanzania during our recent travels. It has been directly traded in partnership with Women owned small businesses in Dar es Salaam. The blanket has been backed with a beautifully thick and soft black wool cashmere fabric. It features handmade woollen tassels, and has been top stitched.
‘Ukimtii Mungu utabarikiwa’ – If you obey God’s will you will be blessed
Please note colours may appear differently in photographs than on actual item. Due to the nature of this item it can contain small misprints and small weaving faults
Kanga blanket dimensions:
63 inches (160cm) long
42 inches (107cm) wide
Care Instructions: due to the nature of the delicate fabrics we recommend dry clean only.
Designed, ethically sourced & handmade in Melbourne’s West with a global story woven into the fibres and fabrics.
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