bags are made from the traditional African garments called
kitenge and kangas.
(the Swahili plural is vitenge) serve as an inexpensive, informal
piece of clothing that is often decorated with a huge variety
of colours, patterns and even political slogans. Kitenges
are used by both men and woman as casual or formal dress.
Kitenges are similar to kangas, but are of a thicker cloth,
and have an edging only on the long side.
(sometimes khanga) is
a colourful garment similar to kitenge, worn by women and
occasionally by men throughout Eastern Africa. It is a piece
of printed cotton fabric, about 1.5m by 1m, often with a border
along all four sides and a central part which differs in design
from the borders. Kangas are usually very colourful and quite