East African Swahili Mombasa Kanga 21/46

East African Swahili Mombasa Kanga 21/46

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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 is from Mombasa Kenya, and was directly traded from Kenya via our sister 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.

If you wanted to purchase this Kanga and needed assistance to rework it and you had a project in mind, please contact me to discuss options to work together on it.

The Kanga is cotton and has not yet been washed, and I suggest you wash it by itself before using it.

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.

This listing is for one Kanga, not a pair.

Kanga dimensions:

60 inches (152cm) long

45 inches (115cm) wide

Care Instructions: cold wash on its own before use.