My friend Lynsey, who is currently in Nairobi doing work (http://greencityinthesun.blogspot.com/), says:The textile is called a kanga/ khanga - a cloth that women wear on the coast. They put little proverbs (methali) on them... and they tend to be about love and life. Lots of stuff about weddings. This one - tushirikiane kwa wema tuishi kwa neema - basically means Let us join together with goodness so that we may live with blessings.
it's good to know that some of the vocab i was getting from online was on target - but the grammatical, as well as cultural, context was completely missing.thanks, brian - that was so helpful and interesting!
oh that's so nice! wow, i'm glad i gave you that one, sarita. so fitting.
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