Textile (Uganda), ca. 1971

Length of poorly printed cotton with a design printed in olive green and red. In the center, a photo portrait of Idi Amin “President 2nd Republic of Uganda” under the caption “Government of Action.” This alternates with the coat of arms of Uganda: crossed spears behind a sheild with a sun and drum, flanked by a Ugandan Kob and a Crested Crane, and the motto “For God and My Country.” Surrounded by other scenes, some photographic and others drawn, identified as “Farming,” “Work Together,” “Commandos,” “Command Post,” Regiment,” “Education,” “Take-over Announcement,” “Commerce,” “Industry,” “Jubilation,” “25-1-1971.” Borders made up of tanks on the left and fighter planes on the right.

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