Woman's wrapper (kanga) - 2009.66.1_1

2009.66.1_1

Woman's wrapper (kanga)

Medium:Roller-printed cotton
Geography: Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 1988
Dimensions:
153.5 x 96.5 cm
Object number: 2009.66.1
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Alexandra Palmer
Not on view
DescriptionThe printed saying in Kiswahili at the hem reads "Tufurahie maka 25 ya uhuru" (Let’s commemorate 25 years of independence). This piece is particularly interesting for its combination of age-old Indian-inspired motifs combined with a contemporary inscription celebrating Kenya's 25 years of independence. As such it exemplifies the kanga genre dedicated to marking political events, known as commemorative cloths.
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