A vintage sign featuring a porcelain enamel advertisement for Jinja Fabrics. This sign is featured on the front of a 1960’s Silks & Woolens shop in Uganda that specialized in Kanga, a colorful Swahili patchwork cloth used by East African women as a form of adornment, and Makuti, a thin coir rope used to create basketry and raffia handbags. Porcelain signs were once very common in East Africa, and in the 1960’s, shops like Jinja Fabrics had multiple signboards announcing their business. The signboard uses an amazing, eye-catching color combination. For authenticity, look for the company’s official label on their product, according to the sign. The mounting points on the signboard are rusted and bent. The enamel on the signboard has lost its luster. The condition of the signboard is good.