R6060/7 Textile; Kanga; Wrap

a pair of blue textiles featuring a portrait of Barack ObamaThis pair of kangas from Nairobi, Kenya, depicts the former US President Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan. Kangas are bought in pairs and worn as an outfit with one wrapped as a skirt and one as a top, shawl or headcovering. They usually feature a slogan which is used to make a statement, whether personal or political. Collected as part of the ‘Fashioning Africa’ project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Date: unknown