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Kanga is a decorative cotton cloth garment common in East Africa, often worn as a pair. To an extent, the kanga serves the same role in East African apparel as the t-shirt does in modern Western garb - as an inexpensive, informal piece of clothing that can be decorated with a huge variety of colors, patterns and even political sayings.


The Kanga is a decorative comb, one of the "Five Ks" that must be worn or carried by Sikhs at all times.


Kanga is the name of a fictional character in the books and cartoons about Winnie the Pooh. Like most of the Pooh characters, Kanga is a stuffed animal come to life. She is a female kangaroo, and she comes the nearest of all the Pooh characters to serving the role of a parent, often adopting a disapproving or overly cautious demeanor, especially towards her own child, Roo.


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Kanga history (1569 words)
Kanga designs have evolved over the years, from simple spots and borders to a huge variety of elaborate patterns of every conceivable motif and color.
A poorly designed kanga, or one that fails to match the season doesn't deserve the name and the best it can be used for could be as a kitchen apron or a baby diaper.
Kanga has also been used to mobilize people in public health campaigns as well as creating awareness to particular development projects.
Kanga - definition of Kanga in Encyclopedia (177 words)
Kanga is a decorative cotton cloth garment common in East Africa, often worn as a pair.
To an extent, the kanga serves the same role in East African apparel as the t-shirt does in modern Western garb - as an inexpensive, informal piece of clothing that can be decorated with a huge variety of colors, patterns and even political sayings.
She is a female kangaroo, and she comes the nearest of all the Pooh characters to serving the role of a parent, often adopting a disapproving or overly cautious demeanor, especially towards her own child, Roo.
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