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Sorry, we are still researching chitenge cloth information. Please return soon! also called khanga or kitenge ******* The chitenge (pron. chih-teng-ee) is a long broad cloth used by women as a skirt or dress. It is worn most commonly simply wrapped around the waist. The cloths are usually brightly colored and highly decorated. The decorative patterns may be abstract, depict animals, African scenes or even political figures. Most of this cloth (usually cotton based) is woven and printed in India and then imported to African countries. Women will also use the cloth to carry an infant on their back, wrapping the cloth around the baby, then over their shoulder and under the other, knotting it at the front. It seems rather uncomfortable for the baby, but they invariably seem to fall asleep and are very restful like this.


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