THE COMMUNICATING TEXTILE



The Kitenge was an informal and inexpensive fabric with a distinctive border and political slogans on wax printed cotton. The cloth forms continuous prints lengthwise with no distinct borderlines separating one adjacent piece from another. There are a large variety of religious and political designs that depict moods, feelings, and cultural traditions of native people. The Kitenge originates from Kiswahili Kintengel and can be worn as a sari.