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Chief's shirt (boubou)

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Hand woven cotton ground embroidered with off-white and blue cotton and red wool embroidery

Provenance

Private collection, New York; Purchased from the Gail Martin Gallery, New York, by the MFA, September 22, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

West African (Mandingo), second half 19th century

Object Place

Liberia or Sierra Leone

Dimensions

Overall: 94 x 152.4 cm (37 x 60 in.)

Accession Number

2004.551

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (strip woven), embroidered with wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes