Kanga is a type of fabric common in East Africa. It is bought as a pair of two same looking fabric pieces and worn as garment. The design traditionally consists of a pattern in central part, a frame around it and a short text: the name of a Kanga, in the middle of the design. The name of each Kanga is a tool used for conveying silent messages, often on the topics that are not loudly discussed.
My project is a playful interpretation of the traditional design and speaks about the power women's friendship. The name of the Kanga is a fragment from book Dom dzienny, dom nocny (House of day, house of night) by Olga Tokarczuk.
Być tam, gdzie się nie jest,
mieć to, czego się nie posiada,
dotykać kogoś, kto nie istnieje.
Dom dzienny, dom nocny