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Hand-Printed Kanga Cloth from Malawi - Red, Black & White

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In African countries, the bright, hand-printed textiles called kanga are worn by men and women, as street wear and sleepwear, and even fashioned into slings for carrying babies. Generally, a kanga consists of two rectangles, which can be worn together or split to share with a friend or loved one. The name comes from the local word for the guinea fowl, a noisy, social bird with spotted, black-and-white feathers.

This cotton kanga panel has a bold red and black design (traditional colors for brides in some cultures, and for healing in others) of flowers, leaves and waves interspersed with a mod-looking beehive pattern and the signature dots. With its engineered design, it would make a fantastic tablecloth or bed topper. Or just wrap it around your waist and go like they do in Malawi, where it was made.

44"W x 72"L.
Unhemmed, with cut edges on the short sides, selvage on the long sides.

SHIPPING NOTE: I generally ship via standard USPS within 3-5 business days of receiving payment (gotta maximize those trips to the Post Office). If you'd like your item shipped another way, feel free to convo me, and I'll see what I can do.

Average review
beautiful cloth <3 fast shipping. thanks so much!
Oct 12, 2017 by Cathryn Virginia

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Generally, I ship items within 3 - 5 days, via standard USPS First Class Mail. If you need it sooner, contact me and I'll see what I can do (I may be able to get it to the PO sooner, or, if you'd like to add some shipping $, I may be able to ship it Priority Mail).

If you'd like insurance or special delivery options (signature required, etc) on your package, let me know, and I'll send you a new shipping estimate.

I try to use recycled and re-used shipping materials whenever possible, and I'm happy to combine items for shipping when I can.

International shipping: Right now, I'm not able to offer international shipping. Check back, though! I may add that option in 2014.


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