Printed Kanga (African Garment) with Furaha ya Nyumba ni Amani (The Joy of the House is Peace)2019
44.5 x 64.5 in. (113.03 x 163.83 cm)
Bryn Mawr College Purchase
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.6.35.1
Geography: Africa, Kenya, Mombasa
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing
Culture/Nationality: Kenyan, East African, African
This object has the following keywords:
- clothing - Coverings for the torso, limbs, hands, feet, and head for warmth, fashion, or to cover nudity. It generally excludes other items of costume such as jewelry, crowns, and other accessories that are purely decorative or symbolic and have no practical function.
- cotton - White-to-yellowish seed-hair fibers of several species of the genus Gossypium, native to most subtropical areas of the world; used especially for making textile, cord, padding, rag paper, and for cellulose used for plastic and rayon.
- East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 174-177.
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