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Printed cloth (kanga)

2002

British Museum

British Museum

A rectangular machine-printed white cotton cloth (kanga), with a continuous patterned border of black and yellow diamond-shaped motifs, enclosing a yellow panel and central circular design containing the map of Tanzania upon which a yellow AIDS ribbon is superimposed. Around the top of this circular design is an inscription in Kiswahili: VIJANA TUMETANGAZA VITA DHIDI YA UKIMWI "We young people declare war against AIDS". Red AIDS ribbons, increasing in size, spread out from this central design towards the four corners. Just above the centre of the lower border is an inscription in Kiswahili: KWA SABABU UWEZO TUNAO NA NIA TUNAYO "Because we have the capacity and the will to do it".

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Details

  • Title: Printed cloth (kanga)
  • Date Created: 2002
  • Location Created: Tanzania
  • Physical Dimensions: 110 x 163 cm
  • British Museum link: Af2002,09.13

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