KHANGA

KHANGA

The kanga (or khanga; from the old Bantu (Kiswahili) verb ku-kanga, to wrap or close), is a colourful garment similar to kitenge, worn by women and occasionally by men throughout the African region. It is a piece of printed cotton fabric, about 1.5 m by 1 m, often with a border along all four sides), and a central part  which differs in design from the borders. The khanga is culturally significant on Eastern coast of Africa, often given as a gift for birthdays or other special occasions. 

 They do include a proverb at the bottom border.