Definition of khanga in English:
A light East African cotton fabric printed with coloured designs, used mainly for women’s clothing.
- Cousins of the perhaps more familiar khanga from Kenya and the east coast of Africa, lamba hoany are rectangular cloths manufactured in either Madagascar or India.
- Married women cover their heads and clothes with two pieces of khanga cloth.
- Using a kanga mothers carry babies close to their bodies in a sling, even while working in the fields, at home, or in shops.
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