One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A light East African cotton fabric printed with coloured designs, used mainly for women's clothing.
- ‘For a century, khangas and Kitange were mostly designed and printed in India, the Far East and Europe.’
- ‘People remark on more women wearing the bris-bris for example, the black cloth from the Gulf, rather than traditional kangas, colorful kangas.’
- ‘Married women cover their heads and clothes with two pieces of khanga cloth.’
- ‘They wrapped one kanga around the waist, another around the upper body, and a third around the head and thrown over the shoulder, covering the body in the Muslim fashion.’
- ‘One of the places where Tanzanians buy their khangas is the busy Kisutu market in downtown Dar es Salaam.’
- ‘In the urban and rural landscapes, people wearing khangas serve as mobile human advertisements.’
- ‘Cameroon's celebrated designer makes effective use of the kikoi and kanga in her award winning fashions.’
- ‘Currently, she buys one piece of khanga at USD 2.50 and resells the same at USD 5.’
- ‘As you climb the stairs admire the selection of kikois and khangas and ‘Tinga Tinga’ paintings that adorn the walls.’
- ‘Many wear khangas over their skirts while working in the fields to keep the dust of their skirts.’
- ‘Roland Karakashian, director of Silk and Textile Industries, one of the only manufacturers of khangas in South Africa, explained that complex symbolism lies in the giving of khangas as a gift.’
- ‘Also, by using the khanga, Lalesso supports the threatened textile industry and helps to improve the quality of life for the textile workers in Kenya.’
- ‘A fashion parade of khangas and traditional ceremonial dress including Maasai full dress with beads along with drumming, ngoma, music and dance will celebrate this rich and diverse culture.’
- ‘When I visited my dad this year in Nai, I bought a few khangas for my mum.’
- ‘These khangas were designed by South African students to both reflect and promote HIV / AIDS awareness.’
- ‘On this night, the restaurant is decorated in traditional coastal artifacts such as khangas and arches made out of Makuti leaves.’
- ‘Using a kanga mothers carry babies close to their bodies in a sling, even while working in the fields, at home, or in shops.’
- ‘Cousins of the perhaps more familiar khanga from Kenya and the east coast of Africa, lamba hoany are rectangular cloths manufactured in either Madagascar or India.’
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