Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kenya and Obama

obama kangaKenya has embraced Obama almost as if he is their president. (And I know some who wish he was!) So a big thrill awaited us on inauguration day - this lovely fabric kanga arrived in the mail - sent to us from Kenya by our friends Josh and Audra! What fun!!

A kanga is a piece of cloth that is often worn as a wrap-skirt or a dress. Or used as a baby backpack.

So, the translation: "Congratulations Barack Obama. Love and peace have been given to us by God." (That comes courtesy of Pernille.)

I was amused to see the same kanga in this video.

Finally, here is a perspective from Kenya on life after the party.


richies said...

The worldwide excitement has been amazing. Most of my foreign blog friends wrote about the inauguration in a warm and positive way

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Paul Merrill said...

True, Richard!

The world was happy on Jan. 20th.

Shilingi-Moja said...

Whether one likes Pres. Obama or not, that kanga is way cool.

The Lone Beader said...

Cool! I just learned about kanga recently. I saw many in an exhibit at the Erie Art Museum over the holidays. They very beautiful and vibrant! I wanted to buy one, but decided I shouldn't spend money...