"Tanzania & the Modern Kanga" - Gallery Talk with Grace Malley
Grace translated the words found on the Kangas on display from Swahili to English. The name Kanga comes from the Swahili name for guinea fowl because the early patterns used for the fabrics resembled the plumage of the guinea fowl. Today the motifs have evolved to provide an endless variety of designs in many colors. The name “Kangas” continues to be used to refer to the wearable cloths in East Africa.
Left Image: Kila jambo na wakati wake
Translation: There is an opportune time for everything
Right Image: Umoja ni Nguvu
Translation: Unity is Strength
Windows Gallery - 1st Floor1:00 p.m.