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Title: Kangas: The Voice of Zanzibari Women?
Subtitle: Its Present Importance Among Young Women in Zanzibar Stone Town, Tanzania
Author(s): VAN DER BIJL, Marloes
Journal: Khil'a
Volume: 2    Date: 2006   
Pages: 1-22
DOI: 10.2143/KH.2.0.2021283

Abstract :
This article discusses a striking, women’s garment that is widely worn in Eastern Africa, but also along the southern coast of the Arabian peninsula. The kanga is a wide strip of cotton cloth, often decorated with bold and colourful, printed designs, and very intriguingly, with text messages that are integrated into the border of the design.

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