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Printed cloth (kanga) (mid 20th century)

British Museum

British Museum

A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth (kanga), with a continuous dark green and black border with repeating mango and cashew motifs in yellow and black. A central, rectangular design shows a mango tree with a ladder propped against its trunk. Just above the centre of the lower border is an inscription in Kiswahili written in the Roman script: MWEMBE TAYARI "The mangoes are ready".

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  • Title: Printed cloth (kanga) (mid 20th century)
  • Location: Tanzania
  • Physical Dimensions: 106 x 166 cm
  • British Museum link: Af2003,21.4

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