Khangas (Kangas) have for as long as is known been a traditional type of dress amongst women in the African Great Lakes region. Toward the eastern part of the region, phrases in Kiswahili are traditional, while in central areas phrases in both Kiswahili and Lingala are popular. Kangas are also often referred to as lesos.
Khanga fabric can be stitched into any style of clothing. It can be used in and around the home as tablecloth, curtains, pillow cases, cushion cover and much more.