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Printed cloth (kanga)

2008

British Museum

British Museum

Cotton cloth (kanga) printed predominantly in red and black on a white background. Depicts black and white photographic image of Barack Obama in the centre of the cloth, flanked on either side by a map of the African continent in blue, green and white, with black outlines. The border on all four sides of the cloth has a repeating design of four heart-shaped patterns on a red and white checked background. The inscription in Kiswahili reads: "Congratulation Barack Obama. God has granted us Love and Peace."

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Details

  • Title: Printed cloth (kanga)
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Location Created: Tanzania
  • Physical Dimensions: 315 x 107 cm
  • British Museum link: 2008,2034.1

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