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CAPULANA: The Versatile Textile From Mozambique
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It’s known as the Kanga in Tanzania and Kenya, Pagne in Senegal and Congo, Lappa in Nigeria, and the Leso in Mombasa. But in Mozambique, it’s referred to as Capulana. Considered a traditional fabric, the Capulana is a vibrant cotton...
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KANGA: The Talking Cloth Of The East African Coast
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If you live in Tanzania or Kenya, the kanga (also known as leso) has always been a component in your life. It’s incorporated in massive life events such as birth, matrimonial and burial ceremonies.  You’ve probably used it in interior...
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Editor’s Note – The Textile Series #tdsvoices
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Ladies and Gentlemen – welcome to the end of the year. I can’t believe that we will be saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year let alone getting used to writing 2019 very soon. Until then though, we have 2...
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