Vintage African Fabric-Khanga
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Although this khanga can be used as others, it has some historical significance. It was printed during the Tenth Anniversary of the All African Womens Conference. The conference was attended by women throughout Africa as well as some American women, including Queen Mother Moore from New York. This khanga is somewhat larger than others I've sold. It could be used in many ways--as a skirt, sarong, in quilts, pillows, doll clothes. African women wrap the rectangular piece around the waist and tuck it in at the side waist. If there is a border on the side they always make sure the border falls straight from the waist alond the hip and leg. Sayings are sometimes near the bottom border. Although I know some Kiswahili I do not translate the sayings. These are great for wearing in warm weather over a bathing suit or with a blouse. In Africa we wash them in cold water and hang them to dry. Usually they don't have to be ironed, but that depends on the fabric. This particular khanga does not have a Kiswahili saying other than announcing the event.. This might fit in the small size Priority box, but I can't guarantee that.
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- Width: 68 inches
- Height: 60 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound