Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Pangis are worn as wraps, mostly by Maroon women. I believe most of these are handmade as I saw women around the city sewing them. Maroon culture has many, many connections to Africa, but I found this the most striking one. Women in Mozambique cared a great deal about the capulanas they wore and Surinamese women were no different about pangis. But the pangi is almost more beautiful to me. In Mozambique, most capulanas were imported from Tanzania or India and are not handmade at all. I see pangis as a creative outlet for Maroon women.