How To: Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Several Tanzanian girls demonstrate how to tie a kanga (an African sarong). The first method is to wrap the kanga around the waist and tuck the end in at the waist to secure. The second method is to wrap the kanga into a cylinder to use it as a base for carrying a parcel on the head. Another way to wear the kanga is to wrap it around the neck like a shawl or wrapped under an armpit and tied over the shoulder for a fancier look. To wear the kanga as a scarf, fold it into quarters the long way, and wrap it around the head, pulling the ends forward around the neck. The kanga can also be worn wrapped like a skirt, but up under the armpits. Kangas are also used to carry babies on backs securing the child, and pulling one end over the right arm and the other under the left and tying the ends in a knot on the chest.

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