THE BRITISH MUSEUM’S KHANGA DISPLAY

Elsbeth Court writes
A colourful and interesting example of the British Museum’s recent collection of Khanga Swahili cloth wrappers with proverbs was on view in a new case at the north entrance, Montague Street, until mid-September. The arrangement of 16 pieces, mostly from Tanzania, addressed themes of history, production use and chronology, which referred to timely designs such as the Zanzibar Football Stadium, the celebration of Idd and prevention of Aids. The curator, Christopher Spring, intends to extend the project and the installation of the collection into the Africa Galleries. He would welcome the comments of any who were able to see the display.

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