KHANGA OR LESSO


Women in the Motherland wear a fabric called “Khanga” or Lesso. Very common in East Africa, the khanga is a colorful garment worn mainly by women and occasionally by men throughout Eastern Africa. Many wear khangas over their skirts while working in the fields to keep the dust of their skirts. Khangas are also worn as head wraps and each has a unique Swahili saying; usually of bright colors and bold patterns with a decorated border around the main design. Khangas are the perfect gift. Husbands give kangas to wives. children to their mothers, a woman may split a pair to give half to her best friend.