THE KANGA MESSAGE.... 2010/2012

This project is about East African women that use their colored dresses as a means of transmitting messages. These messages, in Kiswahili, in their "Kangas" (the "Kangas " are colored fabrics into rectangles with different motifs and designs) are a form of social communication. They are visual and silent expressions about their feelings, beliefs and traditions. Sometimes are proverbs and sayings, sometimes phrases of sacred books like the Bible or the Koran. These inscriptions are the voice of many women in a region of the African continent whose culture, history and tradition are expressed in Kiswahili language.