The Kitenge (vitenge in plural) is another kind of textile, but of a thicker quality, an differ from kanga mostly because they have no border and no words. It is printed using rotary spinning machines. Kitenge is sold in lengths sufficient to cover ones body. Specific patterns are designed for national holidays, jubilees etc. While similar textiles as the kitenge can be found all around Africa, the kanga is specific for East Africa and it has a fascinating history.
Kitenge is an African garment often worn by women wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling.