used for wrapping children on ones back, for wearing as a skirt, for decoration, or for sewing projects.
Each piece of material is approximately 2 meters long and has been hemmed on both edges. The material is a waxed cotton. When purchased, it's a bit stiff but will soften nicely after washing. Some prints have a shine to them that will lessen a bit after washing. These are traditional wraps used for a rebozo or torso carry. The material of different African countries are very similar but often called different things. All of these were purchased in Zambia where they are called Chitenges. In other countries they are called Kanga or Kitenge.