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Kitenges are similar to kangas and kikoy, but are of a thicker cloth and have an edging on only a long side. 

KenyaUgandaTanzaniaSudanNigeriaGhanaSenegalLiberiaRwanda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo are some of the African countries where kitenge is worn.[citation needed] 

In MalawiNamibia and Zambia, kitenge is known as Chitenge. They are sometimes worn by men around the waist in hot weather.

In some countries like Malawi, Chitenges never used to be worn by men until recently when the president encouraged civil servants to buy Malawian products by wearing Chitenge on Fridays.

Chitenges can be used on occasions and in many ways either symbolically or for practical reasons. Chitenges are used in different settings to convey messages. The following list demonstrates uses of the cloths.

Uses of Chitenges

  • In Malawi, Chitenjes are customary for women at funerals.
  • They are used as a sling to hold a baby across the back of a mother. They can hold the baby at the front as well, particularly when breast feeding.
  • Chitenges are given as gifts to young women.
  • They are sometimes tied together and used as decorative pieces at dinner tables.
  • When women go to the beach, often the Chitenge is wrapped around the bathing suit for modesty or to shield cold air.
  • Chitenges can be framed or otherwise hung up on the wall as a decorative batik artwork.

Kitenges have also become very popular as fashion statements in urban pop culture with youth in Africa. Kitenges are incorporated in clothing items such as hoodies, trousers, and accessories such as bags.

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