Bright colourful patterns that also communicate messages are found in eastern Africa.
Kango cloth on display in the World Cultures gallery
The Swahili phrase on this cloth says “Nawaambia wambea kupendana si hatia“. Translated, this means “I tell you gossipers, loving isn’t a crime.”
Accession number: 94/2015/5
Dimensions: L.3289 x H.1148mm