Printed cloth (kanga)


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

A black and white printed cloth of the Comoros Islands. It is designed with repeating square panels, each with a continuous patterned border of geometric floral motifs in black on a white background, enclosing a central design of the same motifs, but in white on a black background. The cloth has been sewn together into a tube to form the lower part of a Comorean woman's dress.


  • Title: Printed cloth (kanga)
  • Date Created: 2002
  • Physical Dimensions: 150 x 109 cm
  • British Museum website: Af2002,09.11

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