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Kitenge

Kitenge is made from a thicker cloth than both Kangas and Kikoys. The patterns are usually made using traditional wax batik printing. They are much bigger than most sarongs and therefore are ideal for clothes making. You often see local women dressed head to toe in these colourful designs during special occasions like political rallies or sunday church. Like the Kanga, the patterns convey symbols and meanings, often using tribal and religious designs or even pictures of politicians and celebrities.

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