East African Nida Swahili Khanga 24/26

East African Nida Swahili Khanga 24/26

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Everywhere you go in East Africa, you will see Kanga/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 Nida Kanga has been made in Tanzania, and is directly traded from our sister fabric store in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

The edges have been overlocked and it can be used this way - for a sarong, scarf, as a baby wrap or around the home as a play mat, a table cloth or as a decorative piece in your home . It can also be cut and remade into clothing, a cushion cover, bedding and bags.

The Kanga is cotton and has not yet been washed, and I suggest you wash it by itself before using it with a quarter of a cup of salt.

Please note there are limited quantities of each Kanga.
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.

This listing is for one Kanga, not a pair.

Kanga dimensions:
58 inches (148cm) long
42 inches (107cm) wide

Care Instructions: cold wash on its own before use. Line dry. Warm iron.