is a decorative cotton cloth garment common in East Africa
, often worn as a pair. To an extent, the kanga serves the same role in East African apparel as the t-shirt
does in modern Western garb - as an inexpensive, informal piece of clothing that can be decorated with a huge variety of colors, patterns and even political sayings.
Kanga is the name of a fictional character in books and cartoons about Winnie the Pooh. She comes the nearest of all the Pooh characters to serving the role of a parent, often adopting a disapproving or overly cautious demeanor.
Like most Pooh characters, Kanga is a stuffed animal come to life. She is a female kangaroo, the mother of young Roo, of whom she is very protective.