This is an element in a series of designs commissioned by Nasra Hilal Mohammed and painted by Shaib Ali to illustrate the historical development of printed kanga design. This second design was printed in red and/or black and was known in Kiswahili as PINDO MBILI meaning 'two borders'.
Acquisition date :: 2003 ::, Consists of :: cotton ::, Dimension Length :: 30.00cm ::, Dimension Width :: 24.00cm ::, Found (in) :: Zanzibar (town) ::, Found/Excavated/Collected (by) :: Spring, Christopher J ::, Object type :: kanga :: sample, Production (Painted in) :: Zanzibar (town) ::, Production date :: 2003 ::, Uses technique :: painted ::
A rectangular white cotton cloth with two borders of floral motifs along the two longer sides, between which is a repeating pattern of red pineapple motifs painted freehand and with the use of a stencil. The cloth was specially commissioned as part of a sequence illustrating the historical development of kanga design.