…An addition to my (very) periodic series of “textiles in the news” posts: the image above was taken by Beatrice de Gea for The New York Times and documents the burial of a newborn in Tanzania. (For the full article and accompanying slide show click here). The intimacy of the composition is made more gripping by the jarring contrast between the lively textiles worn and the mournful task undertaken.

The article refers to Kanga cloths further described by Wikipedia.

Leo & Kesho is a website where more images of Kangas (and their counterpart Kitenges) can be seen.